Road to the Future
IOM provides school transportation for 475 Syrian Refugee children students daily from Domiz II, a Syrian refugee camp in northern Iraq, to five basic and secondary schools in Domiz camp. Beginning in January 2014, IOM worked with the UNICEF-run schools in Domiz camp to obtain the names of their students living in Domiz II, making sure no child gets left behind.
IOM then launched its transportation assistance for school children, which, with current funding from the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration of the U.S. Department of State, will run until September 2014. The initiative now allows 975 children to reach school everyday. These include students from Waar city, a suburb of Dahuk that houses hundreds of Syrian families, who are attending temporary classes in Domiz II until their school is fully renovated.
The schools in Domiz operate in two shifts – some kids attending in the mornings, some in the evenings – so the buses drive to and from school four times a day.