Slideshow: Iraq’s internally displaced and Syrian refugees seek safety in Iraqi Kurdistan
· June 9, 2016
All photos by Filip Warwick. Hear/read his accompanying radio report here.
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Falah Mustafa Bakir, Minister of Foreign Relations in the Kurdistan Regional government and WFP Iraq country director, Jane Pearce. Baghdad’s tendency to allocate government ministries along ethnic or sectarian lines has further complicated the development of a coordinated response plan. (Photo Credit: Filip Warwick)
WFP Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) officer, Riccardo Suppo, said food production had dropped dramatically in the region, due to fighting and armed occupation in areas of Northern Iraq. (Photo Credit: Filip Warwick)
U.S.-based Catholic Relief Services are a WFP partner in Iraq. Various modalities are used to assist the vulnerable displaced Iraqi population. A father and daughter wait for their share of the cash-in-hand aid program. (Photo Credit: Filip Warwick)
An Iraqi boy stands in line behind his mother. The distribution of cash assistance is conducted in an orderly fashion with two separate lines separating the men from the women with children. (Photo Credit: Filip Warwick)
With cash in hand from the EU-funded WFP program Khalid Jibrail Alid and his wife head towards a cash assistance partner shop. They purchase rice, tomato paste, vegetable oil and tea. (Photo Credit: Filip Warwick)
Alid, his wife and five kids hope to return home one day. But for now, they are internally displaced and live in basic rented accommodation. (Photo Credit: Filip Warwick)
The United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) estimates about 3.2 million people are internally displaced in Iraq and another 250.000 Syrian refugees have crossed the border into the country. (Photo Credit: Filip Warwick)