“Marwah told me that whatever happens, we will still be together, and this means the world to me. It is hard to get married in a camp but she wanted to go ahead, I really appreciate and respect this.”
Marwah and Mohammed got married on September 27, 2018, along with four other couples living in the camp, in a group wedding ceremony in Haj Ali camp, organized by IOM with support from Germany and ECHO.
Also, beneficiaries who had participated in a variety of trainings through IOM psychosocial support contributed to the couples' big day. Beneficiaries of hairdressing and makeup training courses did the brides’ hairstyle and makeup. Beneficiaries of carpentry courses made chests of drawers, and those who followed the baking courses baked wedding cakes. IOM's PSS courses were funded by the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)
Written by Raber Y. Aziz, with contribution from Sarah Ali/IOM Iraq, 2018