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Essyan IDP camp, Iraq

The Essian IDP camp is in the Shekhan area, Northern Iraq. In 2019, there were around 15,000 Yazidi IDPs living in the camp since ISIS terrorists invaded the Sinjar district in 2014. They are unwilling to go home because it is still unsafe for them to do so – even after five years. Their homes have been looted or destroyed.

The camp’s primary health care clinic is run by the Amar International Charitable Foundation, which would welcome donations to help keep the clinic open.

The little girl standing in front of her tent is 5 years old. She has been in the camp for most of her life.

ISIS killed her father, and her mother fled from her home in Sinjar when she was a 23-day-old baby. They ended up in Essyan and expect to be here for another ten years.

Here is a link to a page covering a visit to the Essyan IDP camp in September 2023.


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