Ahmed and his wife Ismah live in a mud house straddling the Turkey-Syria border near their hometown of Kobane. The mud house has been their home since fleeing to Turkey and discovering it two years ago. The mud helps the home remain cool during the summer months whilst also retaining heat during the winter months. Ahmed and his wife Ismah were former recipients of NFI distributions from IOM and received a stove and carpet, which helped the couple through the cold winter months. Originally from Kobane, the couple have been living here since they fled Syria two years ago.