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The Humans Behind the Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq

“I’ve been working with EMERGENCY for nearly three years now, formerly as a logistician for our program in Afghanistan. Last April I came to… 380 more words

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Refugee camp in Erbil, Iraq, tries to bring hope to displaced youth through education
  • Led by Father Douglas al-Bazi in the neighborhood of Ankawa, the Mar Elia camp provides youth with a library, music lessons, games, organized trips, and English courses in addition to the standard education curriculum, funded by private donations.
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World Refugee Day and Our New Health Promotion Program in the Qoratu Camp

Today is World Refugee Day, a day to draw attention to the state of refugees all over the world.

In the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) have come in search of a safe place to be sheltered from the fighting that’s enveloped the area. 346 more words

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Is ISIS driving people to Zoroastrianism?

There was a report last week by Alaa Latif from the Iraq-focused news site NIQASH to the effect that some Kurds in Iraq, confronted by Islamic extremism in the form of ISIS and experiencing a resurgence of Kurdish nationalism, may be… 761 more words


Dilemmas of Aid Distribution

On 17th May 2015, Kathy Moorhead Thiessen gave a presentation about her work in Iraqi Kurdistan with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT). This is an example of her blog about the work at… 778 more words


Forced from his Home, Dr. Adnan Continues to Treat Others

Adnan’s eyes glistened with tears when he told us his story.

For him, medicine is more than a practice: it’s his life. He’s been treating people for 40 years and now he’s working alongside our staff in Qoratu, Iraq, in one of the clinics that we’ve set up in Iraqi Kurdistan for refugees and IDPs ( 216 more words

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