Reintegration assistance in Iraq: Shaho’s story

Erbil, Iraq: Many people who consider returning to Iraq fear what their friends or families might think. This, often compounded by the psychological stresses of a previously unsuccessful journey or an unsatisfactory stay abroad, might create a lot of distress.

The European Return and Reintegration Network (ERRIN) and Seefar spoke to communities in Baghdad about their returning family members. It turns out that it is the fear of stigmatisation that creates the biggest challenge among people on the move who are considering going back to Iraq, while their friends and family are ready to provide all the necessary support. Read more: 

“When I landed back in Erbil, I felt I could breathe again,” says Shaho, who returned from Germany with his big sister, mother and father in December 2019. As the family was about to start their new business in Erbil, the world suddenly came to a standstill in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. But they never thought of giving up. Read his inspiring story: 

How can reintegration assistance in Iraq go beyond business creation? Find out today!