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Integrated Reintegration in Iraq (Kurdistan Region) - completed

The International Organization for Migration, with the support of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees and the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, carried out a project aimed at assisting the return and long-term reintegration of Iraqi nationals in the area of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). 

Iraqi nationals who originate from the KRG, with strong and intact family ties in the area and wishing to return voluntarily to the area of the KRG were welcome to apply. Special consideration was given to vulnerable individuals, applicants with large families or dependents. Additionally, applicants needed to qualify for the REAG/GARP program, which provides financial and logistical return assistance to returnees and their families. 

Applicants were able to receive reintegration assistance in form of counselling and in-kind support. An initial individual reintegration plan was drafted with each supported returnee prior to their departure, taking into consideration the individual needs and vulnerabilities. Applicants with feasible, realistic and economic proposals were supported in their reintegration after arrival in North Iraq. Once the individual reintegration plans were implemented, follow-up support lasting several months took place.

More detailed information about the reintegration support and the results of the project are depicted in the new project report (see Downloads “Project Report 2015-2017 (German)”).

In the frame of the IOM project “Magnet” a brochure was developed showing various employment opportunities and possible trainings in the area of the Kurdistan Regional Government. Returnees from Germany can use the brochure as a source of information.


Integrated Reintegration in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq (Eng. subtitles)

Be it the opening of a small film production company, a mini-market or an internet café – IOM assisted voluntary returnees in their long-term social and economic reintegration in the area of the Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

This movie portraits the project and tells individual reintegration stories of several beneficiaries.


For further Information please contact:
IOM in Germany 

Sub-Office Nuremberg

Hanna Jenne
Email: hjenne[at]
Tel: + 49 (0) 911/4300-128
Fax: + 49 (0) 911/4300-228