Our model

We are proud to be partnering with some of the leading organizations which provide digital skills trainings and livelihoods support in the Middle East

Syria & Turkey

Roia Foundation

Since 2019 we are partnering with the Roia Foundation to bring online remote job opportunities to conflict-affected people in Turkey and Syria. In Turkey, the Foundation works with asylum-seekers, including people with disabilities and medical doctors. In Syria, annotators come from conflict-affected areas such as Aleppo, Raqqa, and Idlib.

Humans in the Loop is partnering with Roia to support the first Annotation Hub in Syria within the Foundation’s center in Azaz, Aleppo. So far, 183 people have worked on HITL projects, 82 of whom are women.

Workwell Iraq logo partners of Humans in the Loop


HITL is partnering with the Preemptive Love Coalition’s WorkWell program in their Tech Hubs in 4 cities in Iraq: Erbil, Duhok, Sulaymaniyah and Mosul. WorkWell’s trainees include conflict-affected locals, internally displaced people and refugees. 

We are proud to be supporting WorkWell’s pioneering efforts in Iraq’s first AI Microwork program which gives students an introduction to data labeling and access to some of HITL’s paid projects. To date we have provided paid online tasks to 145 of WorkWell’s trainees, 92 of whom are women.



In 2021 we led a successful pilot and we welcomed aboard our newest partner: BrightPoint. They are an entrepreneurial ecosystem builder based in Kabul with more than 6 years of direct contribution towards a thriving ecosystem for entrepreneurs in Afghanistan. 

Together with them, we are working to bring online remote job opportunities to Afghan youth. More than 80% of workers are females, aged between 18 to 25. Many of them are from the rural areas of the country, mostly displaced from conflict zones as Ghazni, Panjshir, Maidan Wardak, Parwan, Herat, and Farah. 

Our principles

Working in conflict areas

Our commitments

  • We work with established grassroots NGOs which are led by local leaders who are committed to the wellbeing of their communities
  • All of our programs are free of charge for participants, including our trainings, career counselling, and access to paid work
  • Our local partners perform the due diligence necessary to vet participants for our paid work and trainings programs
  • We have an anti-money laundering and anti-bribery policy which regulates how we work with local organizations
  • We have a Beneficiary Advisory Board with representatives from each country which ensures that our strategic objectives are in line with the community's priorities and needs