Iraq still has a huge internal and external refugee problem dating back to the Saddam years, and made worse by the civil war that lasted from 2005-2008. Now with unrest in neighboring Syria, the country is receiving refugees from that country. Below are pictures of Syrian Kurds in a camp set up in Zakho in Dohuk, northern Iraq’s Kurdistan.
|A group of Syrian Kurdish children in a refugee camp in Dohuk, Iraq holding up a paper which says "O Bashar [Syria's President] patience, patience, Kurdi's son is digging your grave." (Reuters)|
|Some more children peer out of their makeshift tent at the refugee camp, Mar. 15, 2012 (Reuters)|
|The camp in Dohuk holds around 100 people (Reuters)|
|A row of tents within the camp (Reuters)|
|A family inside their tent showing off their sparse furnishings (Reuters)|