Stories about: Iraq

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  • Rising from the rubble

    Aya and her family were caught in a crossfire. Fighting began on one side of the town where they lived in Iraq, and opposition forces then entered…

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  • No-one gets left behind

    Finding out ISIS were approaching their village, Tarfa and her husband, Hamed* felt like they had little choice but to flee. Leaving their home and…

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Iraq

    Iraq is a diverse nation in the heart of the Middle East, with a population of 37 million. Tearfund began working in Iraq following the First Gulf War in 1991. Throughout both Gulf wars, Tearfund was engaged in supporting local partners in the region of Kurdistan.

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    There are 2.3 billion people around the world living without a toilet. As well as taking away your dignity, privacy and safety; not having a toilet can be deadly – diarrhoea caused by poor sanitation kills 315,000 children every year.

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  • Clothed in Dignity

    For Malid*, a farmer from a village in Northern Iraq, life before the war is little more than a distant memory. ‘I enjoyed life in my village,’ he reflects. ‘There were no strangers; we were all relatives and friends who supported each other. Now, after this crisis, I know the value of that life.’

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