Stories of IDP in Syria


Manal is one great example of a success story from one of our vocational training projects. “My husband and I were jobless in Damascus and we were unable to support our three children”, Manal says.

After displacement, Manal felt depressed, struggling to support her family and unable to afford a proper living. After the vocational training at UNHCR’s partner Al Nada center, she received the training she needed to find a job sewing blankets and now she’s financially independent.

Generating income during displacement not only improves people’s quality of life but also helps avoid protracted dependency and protects people from abuse. The training also provides women heading households with a safe space to learn a profession and initiate their own business.
Stories like Manal’s show how vital livelihood projects are to the community, and how it’s changing people’s lives.

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