IOM Publishes Success Stories Booklet

Continuing IOM’s 65-year global legacy, the Iraq Mission provides displaced Iraqis, returnees and host community members with a wide range of services, including emergency humanitarian assistance and livelihoods support.

To celebrate the success of its livelihoods beneficiaries, IOM collected these success stories from across Iraq, representing more than five years of programme implementation. The stories share the bold steps that displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees have taken to improve their lives, providing inspiration for humanitarians as well as displaced people who struggle with similar challenges.

Through two of the three pillars of the Transition and Recovery Unit – the Community Revitalization Programme and Regional Refugee Resilience Plan – IOM Iraq has directly assisted thousands of Iraqis and Syrian refugees throughout times of relative stability and also during times of turmoil. The programme’s people-centered approach ensures that the dynamic and fluctuating nature of livelihoods is reflected in its activities.

Services ranging from job placement, business support services, and vocational training enable adapting assistance to meet individual needs. IOM uses a collaborative approach when assessing communities to better understand and address their needs and challenges. This strategy has guided livelihoods interventions, enabling beneficiaries to excel in their businesses, raise their profiles in their communities and develop the means to support their families.

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