Another one from when Maya Gebeily and I went to Kurdish Iraq. This time we took shelter from a terrible rain storm in the tent of a Kurdish Syrian family in Domiz refugee camp in Dohuk province near the North West border with Syria. Domiz is the largest camp in Kurdish Iraq housing a many of those who have fled the fighting in Syria to the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq.
We met Bushra who walked with her family from Syria to Domiz two years ago and now lives with her children and her extended family. We talked a lot about the Struggles that female-led Syrian refugee households face. Iman, Bushra’s daughter, and Jilan, her niece, came in and we talked to them about life in the camp and trying to finish their schooling.