Thursday, May 3, 2012

Iraq Receives Refugees From Syria


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)
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A family inside their tent showing off their sparse furnishings (Reuters)

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