Photo Blog: Iraq

September 29, 2014

A window into the lives of families who have fled the violence of ISIS. Above, a safe child space inside a camp that Samaritan’s Purse helped to assemble. The camp is run by a Catholic priest on the grounds of his church.

 Yazidi Baby Crib

Samaritan’s Purse provided this Yazidi baby with a crib.
We have distributed 175 cribs so far to protect infants from biting ants on the ground.

 

Big Sister Holds Her Little Brother

A big sister holds her little brother in her arms.
This family spent nine days on a mountain before walking three days to get to safety.

 

Children Bring A Little Bit Of Joy

Children bring a little bit of joy and laughter to an otherwise sobering situation.

 

Yazidi Baby 

Another Yazidi baby is kept comfortable in a crib.

 

Grandfather

The grandfather on the left has amnesia and remembers nothing of his family’s (pictured here) escape. 

 

Mall

A picture of the contradiction that comes from being a refugee in an urban setting: 

this camp is literally in the shadow of a mall.

 

Three Girls 

The top three floors of a seven-story mall were empty, and now are home to about 1,200 refugees, including these three girls. When Samaritan’s Purse arrived, they were down to 150 kg of rice.

 

Learn how Samaritan’s Purse is helping persecuted families in Iraq.

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