“DESPITE OUR SITUATION, I STUDY HARD AS IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE”: HOW EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT ARE HELPING STUDENTS IN NORTHERN IRAQ.
For Sima, 14 years old, and many children like her who live in Barsima camp for Syrian refugees in Northern Iraq, summer holiday usually means sitting at home most of the time or going to friends’ houses, “We don’t have any amusement park or public park to go to, so we stay home most of the time,” she said.More information >
“THERE WAS A TIME WHEN THINGS WERE DIFFICULT, BUT NOW I FEEL SAFE”: CASH SUPPORT BRINGS HOPE TO HATRA
Under the glaring midday sun, Mishan soldered the edge of a large oil drum. Old metal doors and frames, chicken wire fences, truck bed racks, and worn-out filing cabinets laid scattered around him, left to bake in the Iraqi summer heat. In the background, his brother wielded an angle grinder, sending the sound of screeching metal echoing around the courtyard.More information >
A GARDEN IN IDLEB
From her home in the countryside, Hamida carefully tends the flowers and trees she planted in her garden. Accents of pink, yellow and deep red fleck the row of green plants that hug the wall of her breeze-block enclosure. The sound of birds travels through the leafy canopy that overhangs the courtyard and the sun casts blotches of dappled light along the ground.
OVERCOMING THE WORDS ‘I CAN’T’: ADAPTING TO DISABILITY IN TIMES OF DISPLACEMENT
Before his injury, Ahmad owned a car repair shop in the countryside of western Aleppo. He was a skilled mechanic, and was comfortably able to support his family. “I built a good reputation. I had a dream to have a nice house and car. After I was injured, I lost these dreams.”
In the Middle East, PIN assists the most vulnerable people in northern Syria and Iraq. We started working in Syria in 2013 as one of the first humanitarian organisations to respond to the crisis.
Last year alone we assisted 1,585,889 vulnerable people in Syria.
We started working in Iraq in 2003. Currently, our team focuses its efforts on education, livelihoods, WASH, and renewable energies in the governorates of Nineveh, Salah Al-Din, and Kirkuk, with the country’s main office located in Erbil.