Life in the Largest Syrian Refugee Camp in Iraq

Collection with 17 media items created by Younes Mohammad

Iraq 30 Mar 2015 19:46

March 30, 2015

Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan



Syrian refugees fled their country and arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan looking for assistance and a safe place to settle after the heavy clashes between the YPG and Al-Nusra front that took place in Rojava. The Kawrgosk refugee camp is currently the largest in Iraq but many of the refugees prefer to live on the outskirts of the city of Erbil. Iraq has recorded a total of 19, 844 Syrian refugees in the camps and aid is distributed to them by the UN, NGOs, and local and national bodies.

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By Younes Mohammad
05 Nov 2013

A Syrian man, living on the outskirts of Erbil, shows his family's refugee documents. Many have rejected the idea of living in large refugee camps, preferring instead to live in their own temporary shelters.

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By Younes Mohammad
06 Nov 2013

Some Syrian refugee families live in the outskirts of the city of Erbil. They rejected to live in the camps, so they live in self-manufactured tents and unfinished building structures.

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By Younes Mohammad
21 Aug 2013

KRG authorities distribute goods to Kurdish-Syrian refugees in the Kawrgosk Camp.

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By Younes Mohammad
21 Aug 2013

Refugees eagerly await aid provided by the relevant authorities in the Kawergosk refugee camp in Kurdistan.

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Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
24 Aug 2013

Iraq is one of the largest recipients of Syrian Kurdish refugees. The Kawrgosk refugee camp is currently the largest in Iraq. The country has received an estimated refugee population of 230,000. A number that grows daily as the war in Syria continues.

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Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
10 Nov 2013

According to the data provided by the UNHCR, in Baharka there was a second wave of refugees on August 22nd and 23rd, 2014. The camp has more than 300 households in total.

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Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
10 Nov 2013

Families in the Baharka refugee camp in Kurdistan, Iraq. More than 300 households who have escaped the civil war in Syria are now living here in temporary accommodation.

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Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
31 Aug 2013

A Line of refugees wait for aid provided by the relevant authorities in the Kawergosk refugee camp in Kurdistan.

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Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
01 Sep 2013

The road that connects Syria to Iraqi Kurdistan, known as Faysh Khabur, is used by thousands of refugees who flee from Syria as the conflict in the country drags into another year.

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Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
19 Aug 2013

Refugees open food supplies donated by private and civil societies as well as various government bodies in Sohaila village near Faysh Khabur border.

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Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
19 Aug 2013

Several people climb a hill to reach the point where they can register as refugees within the region governed by the KRG. So far, Iraq has received a total of 197,844 registered Syrian refugees.

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Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
19 Aug 2013

Several people climb a hill to reach the point where they can register as refugees within the region governed by the KRG. So far, Iraq has received a total of 197,844 registered Syrian refugees.

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Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
21 Aug 2013

The Kawergosk refugee camp is currently the second largest in the country. The country has received 197,844 registered refugees from Syria. A number that grows daily as the war in Syria continues.

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Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
24 Aug 2013

Refugees wait in line to collect water in the Kawergosk refugee camp. The need for basic goods such as the water, increases every day as the population of the camp expands.

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Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
10 Oct 2013

A sniper (Not pictured) remains inside this bombed out building on the front line where Jahbat al-Nusra militias and YPG Protection Units fight for the control of the area in Ras al-Ayn.

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Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
11 Oct 2013

A young girl receives medical assistance in a makeshift hospital in the province of Ras al-Ayn. YPG fighters and Jahbat al-Nusra front are involved in a constant fighting in this area. Shelling and shooting are part of daily life.

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Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
12 Oct 2013

A woman waits for her family on the border between Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan. The Tigris river divides the three countries. In this area, known as Faysh Habur, the YPG Unit Group controls the local border traffic between Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan.