Baharka Stories

Baharka Stories

 

One of the largest refugee camps in Erbil, Kurdistan North Iraq, Baharka reopened in 2014 intended as a temporary emergency camp for people who were internally displaced (IDPs) in Iraq. It’s now a permanent camp giving shelter to people fleeing from armed conflict with the Islamic State in the country’s second largest city, Mosel. At the end of last year the camp housed around 4000 people stretched over almost 400 square meters. The camp is managed by the Barzani Charity Foundation who also provide food aid for the camp. In this series of stories, residents in the camp tell their stories in their own words.