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October 22, 2021

Milkia warmly welcomes us into her home. We offer to speak outside, but she ushers us into her living room, where we sit down on the matted floor, keeping our distance with our masks. She has three rooms, including a small kitchen with a window. Milkia likes to cooke there and looks at life outside in the refugee camp. There are many passers-by, including a few little shops. 

September 28, 2021

If you asked Marwan, 27, what he imagined for his future before ISIS occupied Sinjar in 2014, he would have said that he wanted to finish his degree, find a job, and start a family in his hometown of Til-Qasab Village.

September 28, 2021

2013 was a year full of excitement for Jehan. She had just graduated from university and was ready to start her career. Unfortunately, that enthusiasm quickly disappeared the following year when her hometown of Mosul was taken over by ISIS. 

September 28, 2021

Berhyah is a famous Iraqi dates processing company located in Basrah. It is distinguished as one of the best companies producing quality local sweets and traditional treats, with dates used as the main ingredient in Kleicha (date cookies), date syrup, tahini halva (sesame sweets), and date balls. 

September 28, 2021

In 2014, ISIS invaded and occupied Mosul. Around the same time, a group of young people at the University of Mosul came together to talk about how they could bring hope to their generation, one that was filled with bright ideas and refused to be hindered by war. 

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Last updated: October 22, 2021

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