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BELA SZANDELSZKY

Project 01

Iraq’s refugee children growing too soon

The ongoing fighting in Iraq has pushed the number of displaced in Iraqi Northern Region of Kurdistan to over 600 thousand. Some 24 thousand of them live in a village of Sharyia on the outskirts of Dohuk. Families are dispersed between schools, unfinished buildings and locals homes who kindly host and look after them. In one corner of the town queues form everyday to awaiting lunch distribution by charity organisations. Children, women and adults queue for rice and soup. UNHCR video team followed four children as they collected food for 48 people and followed them back to their shelter to hear their story.