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Iraq 2018

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Selvana Mahmad holds her son Ajan Amjad in a clinic in a camp for internally displaced persons at Dawodiya in Iraq's Kurdistan region.<br />
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More than 600 Yazidi families living in the camp escaped from their communities in the Sinjar region during the attempted genocide by the Islamic State group. Although ISIS was militarily defeated in 2017, camp residents say it's still not safe to return home, nor do they have sufficient resources to rebuild their homes.<br />
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The clinic is run by Saint Elizabeth University's Project for Iraq in Need (STEP-IN), a Slovakia-based organization supported by Caritas and other groups.<br />
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Caritas agencies help provide health care and other services in the camp.