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Yazidi refugee kids near Dohuk (Northern Iraq), 2017. They had to leave their homes to flee from ISIS.
Yazidi mother and child
Yazidi refugees in Sharya, 2017. They fled from ISIS from their home in the Iraqi Sinjar region.
From Iraq to Germany as a refugee and back
Havraz from Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan came to Germany in early 2016 at the height of the refugee crisis. He says that he wanted to escape some problems he had at home. He managed to make it to Greece by boat and reached Germany through the Balkan route. He then …
Kurdish student couple
A Kurdish student couple on a school field trip. By a waterfall near Amadiya.
Persecuted by Saddam and ISIS: a Yazidi life caught up in the drama of Iraq’s recent history
“We have never been living in peace. The Iraqi authorities always fought against us, Saddam wanted to kill us, then Islamists like ISIS tried to annihilate us … I had to rebuild our house several times”. Ahmed (name changed) grew up during the Iraqi-Kurdish wars in the 1960s and 70s …
More about Faces of the East:
■ ‘Faces of the East’: Post-Soviet lives through a German’s lens (Russia Beyond)
■ Menschen Zentralasiens: Kasachstan (Novastan, in German)
■ Menschen Zentralasiens: Kirgistan (Novastan, in German)
■ Menschen Zentralasiens: Tadschikistan (Novastan, in German)
■ “Cold blooded and more reasoning when it comes to politics” – a German blogger’s journey through Georgia (Commersant.ge, in Georgian)