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. This process increases the number of crops the women can dehydrate during a particular season. 

The project provides livelihoods for women from both communities to earn additional income for their families. Therefore, Syrian and Turkish women who joined the project are able to cater to their own needs financially.