Iraqi Kurdistan: Khanke IDP Camp

I visited Khanke IDP Camp in Duhok governorate in September 2014 as part of a Christian Peacemaker Teams delegation.This was the largest camp in Iraqi Kurdistan at the time, sheltering internally displaced Yazidi people, many of whom had escaped from Shingal. Conditions in the camp were rather bleak, overcrowding and an upcoming winter presented fears about how people would cope. On the day I visited a terrible sand storm whipped up.

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