My name is Sawar. I am 30 years old and I’m from Dohuk in northern Iraq. In 2014, my wife Salwa and I fled from the attacks of the so-called Islamic State to Georgia because we wanted to give our children a secure future. But I couldn't find work in Georgia. Since 2016, we have been back in Iraq and have built up an agricultural business in Dohuk.
In the first period after our return, I worked as a day labourer in construction to feed my family. But I was looking for a long-term opportunity. I learned from a friend that the German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GMAC) in Erbil helps returnees to build a new existence.