Dispatch from Iraq

On December 2016 I went to Sulaymaniyah, a city of Iraqi Kurdistan near the border with Iran, on assignment for an Italian No-Government Organisation to develop a project on the Syrian refugees and the Iraqi IDP's. Due to the fighting in Mosul, thousand of people fled from the area to the reception centre located the region. #photojournalism #portrait #refugees #war #mosul

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LEFT_Portrait of Khatoon, an Internal Displaced People (IDP) from the area of Mosul, in the Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration Center for war victims in Sulaymaniyah. The Rehab is specialized in physiotherapy and in the production of prostheses for disabled and amputee patients. The Centre also facilitates the occupational reintegration of former patients and refugees through professional training in carpentry, woodwork, tailoring and shoemaking. Khatoon's daughter has been injured from a bullet in Mosul and Khatoon is attending a tailor training. RIGHT_A Syrian refugee poses for a portrait at Arbat camp near Sulaymaniyah, December 2016.

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Iraqi IDP's waiting for the food distribution at Tazade camp, December 2016.

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A woman fled from Mosul is taken to the first aid at the camp out of the city, December 2016.

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LEFT_An Iraqi man wounded during the battle for Mosul, December 2016. RIGHT_An Iraqi child injured during the fighting for Mosul, Dec. 2016.

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LEFT_Portrait of Abdulsator, an Internal Displaced People (IDP) from the area of Mosul, at the Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration Center for war victims in Sulaymaniyah. Abdulsator lost his right eye due to a bullet shrapnel near Mosul. RIGHT:_Portrait of Salman an IDP coming from Ramadi in the Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration Center for war victims in Sulaymaniyah. Salman stepped a landmine and lost his right leg.

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Iraqi landscape near the border with Iran, December 2016.

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Iraqi children during the food distribution at Tazade camp, northeast of Iraqi Kurdistan, December 2016

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Caption from up-left to down-right:

  • An Iraqi woman at the IDP camp of Tazade, northeast of Iraqi Kurdistan, December 2016.
  • Dolls on the street, Iraqi Kurdistan, December 2016.
  • Zahar from the Iraqi city of Makhmur, poses for a portrait in the hospital of Ashti IDP's (Internal Displace People) camp in the region of Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq on December 12016.
  • A Syrian woman poses for a portrait at Arbat refugee camp on December 2016.