Thursday, June 22, 2017

World Refugee Week

June 20th is the World Refugee Day. In Geneva, the International Refugee Cultural Festival is still going on. There are over 65 million people displaced due to war, climate change and other causes. last year, I went to visit some of them in northern Iraq. I hope to revisit again soon and to hear the continuation of the stories of the people I met last year.
Children at the Assyrian refugee Camp in Ainkawa, Erbil, Iraq. Check Global Geneva.
Mmtaiz  "Mattis" and his family, originally from Karakosh, outside their place at the refugee Camp in Ainkawa, Erbil, Iraq. The youngest child is born at the camp.
The refugee Camp in Ainkawa, Erbil, Iraq is 1 year and 4 month old and houses approximately 5000 people.
Assyrian children outside the Assyrian chruch near Duhok, northern Iraq.
R) Wahida Abdel Nur, C) Feryal Akubi L) Jamila Abd El-Ahad, are all from Mozul- currently staying at the Camp Shiyuz, near Duhok, northern Iraq. Feryal Akubi  explains that she has some family now in Germany but that she has not heard from her husband after he was captured by ISIS.
These Yazidi chilédren are currently living at the Camp Khanki. The are preparing for a football competition between children from other camps in the Duhok area in northern Iraq. The camp is large with 3120 tents. 2908 families and 16611 people.
Hajji Mirza is from Tel Azar. Now, he and his family live under a tent in Khanke
camp, near Dohuk in northern Iraq/ Kurdistan. He is one amongst 2’908 families,
or 16’611 people. These two children are his customers.
Yazidi survivors who are living at a random camp set up near the official "Camp Khanki", not to far from Dahuk, Kurdistan region, Iraq.
Yazidi children currently livig at one of the random road side camps on top of the Sinjar Mountain, near Syria, northern Iraq/ Kurdistan.
Yazidi children currently livig at one of the random road side camps on top of the Sinjar Mountrain.
Yazidi children currently livig at one of the random road side camps on top of the Sinjar Mountrain.
Yazidi survivors who are living at a random camp set up near the official "Camp Khanki", not to far from Dahuk, Kurdistan region, Iraq. Read more here.
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