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Iraq 2018

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Gole Yaqoub makes tea while her mother-in-law, Adlane Saido, holds Yaqoub's 9-months old child Zylan in a camp for internally displaced Yazidis at Dawodiya in Iraq's Kurdistan region. 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 for them to return home, nor do they have sufficient resources to rebuild their homes.<br />
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The Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, provides water, sanitation, garbage collection, and psycho-social support for the families in the camp.