Project update

Library Opening in Kilis  

IOM Turkey in partnership with the Kilis municipality opened a new public library in the city centre where youth from the host and refugee communities can access books and the internet free of charge. An old building in the city centre was chosen as the location for the library due to its proximity to many schools and accessibility via public transportation. IOM rehabilitated the old building by painting the walls, fixing the plumbing, equipping the library with desks, shelves, books, and computers.


Solar Dryer Project in Viranşehir

IOM Turkey in partnership with Viranşehir Governorate implemented a solar dryer project in Şanlıurfa/Viranşehir. Seasonal agricultural work is one of the major sources of income for vulnerable people living in Viransehir. The project helps seasonal workers from the vulnerable host and refugee communities to dehydrate their harvested vegetables which they can sell all year round. The seasonal workers bring their crops to the solar-powered dryers which help them dehydrate their vegetables faster.