A young girl near her family's tent in the large internally displaced persons (IDP) camp, primarily Yazidi, in Khanke, Iraq. The town's population has swelled from 25,000 to 100,000 as ISIS forces drive religious minorities from Mosul and the area of the Ninevah plain.
A woman who has taken refuge at St. Peter and Paul Ancient Assyrian Church of the East in Dohuk, pleads for help to return to her home from the delegation of WCC visitors. Sixty families displaced from their homes by ISIS forces have been offered refuge on the church grounds, living in the parish hall and educational rooms.
A large crowd gathers as REACH staff verify family information at a food distribution center for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Erbil, Iraq.
Noor (9), Zuhair (6) and Matti Ablacht (4), children with cerebral palsy, along with their mother Zena and extended family, were displaced from Qaraqosh on the Nineveh plain south of Mosul when ISIS forces attacked the mostly Christian town. They now reside with 16 other family members in a two bedroom home in Erbil, Iraq. Having fled Qaraqosh, the Ablacht family has few resources to provide for the special needs of their children.
Ayad Hajjo, a Yazidi man displaced from his home on the Nineveh plain, has found refuge in a school playground, one of many camp locations in Khanke, Iraq. The town's population has swelled from 25,000 to 100,000 as ISIS forces drive religious minorities from Mosul and the area of the Ninevah plain.
Yazidi children find refuge in a school playground, one of many internally displaced persons (IDP) camps, in Khanke, Iraq. Their father, Guly Badal Jerdo, a civil engineer by trade, shared his harrowing tale of escape from ISIS forces with delegates from the WCC and local aid organizations. The ISIS purge of religious minorities has swelled Khanke's population from 25,000 to 100,000. (Photo Gregg Brekke for WCC.
A Christian family expelled from Mosul by ISIS raids takes shelter in a tent camp established on the grounds of the Chaldean Church in Erbil, Iraq. While this man wants to return to his home, he expresses little optimism without international assistance.
A disabled man rests in the makeshift dormitory set up in the fellowship hall of St. Peter and Paul Ancient Assyrian Church of the East in Dohuk, Iraq. He was transported from Qaraqosh on the Nineveh plain south of Mosul as ISIS forces advanced.
A woman gathers ready-made bags of food and non-food items at the Christian Aid Program in Northern Iraq (CAPNI) distribution center at the Assyrian Church of the East in Dohuk, Iraq. This location serves 650 families on its distribution days.
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