Reporting from Iraq

Reporting from Iraq

Here are some photos from our trip to Northern Iraq/Kurdistan! We captured the ongoing crisis unfolding there (IDP camps, Yezidi women’s shelter, etc.) as well as the history of various minorities in Iraq.

The overwhelming sense from the people we met is that Iraqi Christians want to return to their homes in the Nineveh Plains, their ancestral homeland for thousands of years.

At the same time, there was not too much hope that the international community will do enough to make that happen.

Thousands of Iraqi Christians and other minorities fled to the north following the attack by ISIS. Many of them were sleeping on the street in makeshift tent communities.

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7th Century monastery

 

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Building bought and designated for housing refugees that fled

 

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Tents housing Iraqi refugees

 

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The grave of the Old Testament prophet Nahum. Iraqi Jews have all but vanished. At the turn of the 20th century, Baghdad was one-third Jewish. There are now just 5 Jews left in Iraq.

More to come!

By | 2017-04-19T08:01:37+00:00 June 7th, 2015|blog|Comments Off on Reporting from Iraq