Tags » Iraqi Kurdistan

Displaced Iraqi children at Baherka refugee camp in Erbil

Displaced Iraqi children, who fled from violence in Mosul, attend a refresher course organised by UNICEF at the start of the school year at Baherka refugee camp in Erbil.
REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Middle East

Women Fightin' Islamic Gangstas

Guerrillas from Turkey’s Kurdistan Workers’ Party are on the front lines in northern Iraq. Half of the organization’s leaders, including 24-year-old Avesta, are women.

MAKHMOUR, Iraq — … 532 more words

War Room

Yazidis still moving, still need help

The Turkish pastor with whom we stayed actually wasn’t home the first night we were in Mardin. He was in Iraqi Kurdistan tending to the… 538 more words


Beautiful Kurdistan! (Iraq travel continues)

Iraq is green. Picturesque waves of blooming mountains disintegrate our cliched sandy image of the country. Foamy creeks run through fresh meadows overlooked by imposing rocky peaks. 1,407 more words


New Clinic in Khanaqeen, Iraq

In Northern Iraq the emergency continues. There are 700,000 evacuees by now and the local Kurdish authorities are unable to meet the needs of the constantly increasing flow of refugees on their own. 305 more words

Human Rights

Israelis send aid to Iraqi refugees

The last week of August, two Israelis and an American representing At the Crossroads and Christ Church Jerusalem traveled to southeast Turkey to encourage the Body there and to send aid to those displaced by ISIS. 298 more words


Travels in the "safe corner" of Iraq


The sky above flashes in lights. The screams are periodically muted by deafening blasts. Children run uncontrollably in all directions. If our parents give us a call right now and we excitedly admit that yesterday we crossed into Iraq it would be quasi-imposible to convince them to ignore the disturbing sounds reverberating in the background. 2,334 more words