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For Immediate Release

September 15, 2022

AVSI-USA Strategic Communications Consultant, Angie Kilner

ASET II: The Second Phase of Achieving Socio-economic Stability of Returnees, Host Community and IDPs

Washington DC | On September 15, 2022, AVSI Foundation launched a new project in the Ninawa and Duhok governorates of Iraq, “Achieving Socio-economic Stability of Returnees, Host Community and IDPs in Iraq, Phase Two (ASET II).”

Funded by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), ASET II will strengthen the socio-economic resilience of vulnerable returnees, IDPs, and the host community in Ninawa and Duhok governorates. The project will build on AVSI Iraq’s successful work and advance PRM’s mission by providing durable solutions to IDPs, returnees, and host communities in Iraq.

AVSI has expanded the target area in ASET II to directly benefit more than 5,745 individuals through livelihoods, protection, capacity building, and social cohesion activities.

Through this project, AVSI will help the local community restore its capacity to provide agricultural and breeding services with a focus on the value chains of sheep breeding, poultry, cows, and olives and improving irrigation system infrastructure. The project will target women as potential earners and it will provide gender-sensitive life skills training to farmers and their families.

AVSI has been operating in Iraq for almost three decades and has implemented relief and development projects with activities designed to stabilize communities, strengthen infrastructure, and foster economic and agricultural growth.


For more information, please contact Segen Moges at Segen.Moges@avsi.org