Syrian Refugees in Iraq

Collection with 35 media items created by Serene Yordi

27 Jul 2013 08:00

Due to the conflict in Syria, hundreds of thousands of refugees fled to neighboring countries. Many of them reached Northern Iraq and found refuge in the camp Domeez near the city of Dohuk. Now almost 60.000 refugees live there. The Kurdish Government, the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) as well as several other international organizations provide drinking water, food and medical care. There are also three schools. But since refugees are constantly arriving at the camp, the situation is getting worse.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (1 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

A Syrian boy is on his way to his family’s tent with an ice chunk (June 28, 2013). Since the refugee camp lies in the center of a semidesert the refugees are exposed to the sun without protection.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (3 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

There are three schools with classes 1 – 9 in the camp Domeez for about 10.000 children (June 28, 2013). The lessons are held in Arabic. Most of the teachers are refugees too.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (4 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

There are three schools with classes 1 – 9 in the camp Domeez for about 10.000 children (June 28, 2013). The lessons are held in Arabic. Most of the teachers are refugees too.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (5 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

There are three schools with classes 1 – 9 in the camp Domeez for about 10.000 children (June 28, 2013). The lessons are held in Arabic. Most of the teachers are refugees too.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (6 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

There are three schools with classes 1 – 9 in the camp Domeez for about 10.000 children (June 28, 2013). The lessons are held in Arabic. Most of the teachers are refugees too.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (7 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

The eight year old Samir lives with his parents and two brothers and sisters in the camp. His family fled from Damascus after they witnessed how neighbours were tortured.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (8 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

A young girl seeks a shady place between tents in the camp Domeez

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (9 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

Boys are fooling around between the tents of the camp Domeez. Besides school there are barely no other avocations for children.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (10 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

The UNHCR has installed a water containers in front of thousands of tents. Through a clever circulation system the water is pumped directly into the containers. However the system istn’t always working. Then the refugees have to queue up and wait for fresh water, which is filled in plastic bottles and buckets.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (11 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

There are three schools with classes 1 – 9 in the camp Domeez for about 10.000 children (June 28, 2013). The lessons are held in Arabic. Most of the teachers are refugees too.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (12 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

The UNHCR has installed a water containers in front of thousands of tents. Through a circulation system the water is pumped directly into the containers. However the system does not always work. Then the refugees have to queue up and wait for fresh water, which is filled in plastic bottles and buckets.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (13 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

The UNHCR has installed a water containers in front of thousands of tents. Through a circulation system the water is pumped directly into the containers. However the system does not always work. Then the refugees have to queue up and wait for fresh water, which is filled in plastic bottles and buckets.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (14 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

There are three schools with classes 1 – 9 in the camp Domeez for about 10.000 children (June 28, 2013). The lessons are held in Arabic. Most of the teachers are refugees too.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (15 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

There are three schools with classes 1 – 9 in the camp Domeez for about 10.000 children (June 28, 2013). The lessons are held in Arabic. Most of the teachers are refugees too.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (16 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

Mahmood Hussein fled with his wife and three children (eight-year-old Samir) from Damascus after they witnessed how neighbours were tortured. The family lives in a tent in a size of 12 square meters. „One day we’ll go back to Syria“, he says. „But before that happens the Assad regime must resign and a democratic party must be installed.“

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (17 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

Boys are fooling around between the tents of the camp Domeez. Besides school there are barely no other avocations for children

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (18 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

Mahmood Hussein fled with his wife and three children (eight-year-old Samir) from Damascus after they witnessed how neighbours were tortured. The family lives in a tent in a size of 12 square meters. „One day we’ll go back to Syria“, he says. „But before that happens the Assad regime must resign and a democratic party must be installed.“

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (19 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

Children showing the V sign. Most of the refugees didn't give up the hope to return to Syria.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (20 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

There are three schools with classes 1 – 9 in the camp Domeez for about 10.000 children (June 28, 2013). The lessons are held in Arabic. Most of the teachers are refugees too.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (21 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

The UNHCR has installed a water containers in front of thousands of tents. Through a circulation system the water is pumped directly into the containers. However the system does not always work. Then the refugees have to queue up and wait for fresh water, which is filled in plastic bottles and buckets.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (22 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

There are three schools with classes 1 – 9 in the camp Domeez for about 10.000 children (June 28, 2013). The lessons are held in Arabic. Most of the teachers are refugees too.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (23 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

Due to the conflict in Syria hundreds of thousands fled to neighbouring countries. Many of them, mostly Kurds, reached Northern Iraq and found refuge in the camp Domeez near the city of Dohuk. Now almost 60.000 refugees live there. The Kurdish Govermnent, the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) as well as several other international organizations provide drinking water, food and medical care. There are also three schools. But since more and more refugees arrive at the camp, the situation is getting worse.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (25 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

Due to the conflict in Syria hundreds of thousands fled to neighbouring countries. Many of them, mostly Kurds, reached Northern Iraq and found refuge in the camp Domeez near the city of Dohuk. Now almost 60.000 refugees live there. The Kurdish Govermnent, the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) as well as several other international organizations provides drinking water, food and medical care. There are also three schools. But since more and more refugees arrive at the camp, the situation is getting worse.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (26 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

Motorcyclists from the city of Dohuk transport refugees between the camp and the city for little amount of money.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (27 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

There are three schools with classes 1 – 9 in the camp Domeez for about 10.000 children (June 28, 2013). The lessons are held in Arabic. Most of the teachers are refugees too.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (28 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

The eight year old Samir lives with his parents and two brothers and sisters in the camp. His family fled from Damascus after they witnessed how neighbours were tortured.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (29 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

Two Kurdish boys refresh themselves with ice cream.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (30 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

Mahmood Hussein fled with his wife and three children from Damascus after they witnessed how neighbours were tortured. The family now lives in a tent in a size of 12 square meters. "One day we’ll go back to Syria," he says, "But before that happens the Assad regime must resign and a democratic party must be installed.“

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (32 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

An aid organization is sharing out furniture and mattresses to the refugees. Three Kurdish boys have joined the sharing.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (33 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

Three boys are looking through the entrance of a shop in the camp. Some of the refugees opened shops with food and drinks. Apart from that the refugees have to travel a distance of about 15 kilometers to the next city Dohuk to do the shopping.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (34 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

There are three schools with classes 1 – 9 in the camp Domeez for about 10.000 children (June 28, 2013). The lessons are held in Arabic. Most of the teachers are refugees too.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (35 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

There are three schools with classes 1 – 9 in the camp Domeez for about 10.000 children (June 28, 2013). The lessons are held in Arabic. Most of the teachers are refugees too.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (36 of 37)
Domeez, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
27 Jun 2013

The UNHCR has installed a water containers in front of thousands of tents. Through a circulation system the water is pumped directly into the containers. However the system does not always work. Then the refugees have to queue up and wait for fresh water, which is filled in plastic bottles and buckets.

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Syrian Refugees in Iraq (37 of 37)
Domiz, Iraq
By Bartek Langer
28 Jun 2013

Two boys, dressed in jersey of the soccer team FC Barcelona, cross the main road in the refugee camp Domeez near the city of Dohuk (June 28, 2013). Like most of the kids in the afternoon (45 degree Celsius) they are on their way to a nearby shop with ice cream and beverages.