This family of five will start a new chapter of their story. They came to Romania from Iraq to hopefully improve their life and the one of their loved ones and in search of protection.
Now, finding themselves at the crossroads and being unable to fulfill their dreams, they reached out to IOM for support to return home under the auspices of the Assisted Voluntary Return programme ().
It's not easy to decide to leave home because you do not feel safe there anymore, no matter if it is the case of war or political persecution. You take a road full of unforeseen circumstances and hope that your courage will be enough to get settled in a new place.
Sometimes, things do not turn out the way you expected. That is when they asked IOM Romania for assistance to return back home.