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Ahmed & Siblings

Ahmed, 7, Khitam, 4,  Zaynab, 3 “Our father was an old man. He was very poor. He didn’t have money to buy or rent a house for us. So, he came here (Baghdad), found this land, and built this mud house on it. We don’t know the owners of this land, so they can come at any time and tell us to leave. That’s the scary part. We don’t know where we’d go if that happens. “My father passed away [...]

Haneen & Siblings

Haneen, 14, Ayat, 12,  Zahra, 8 “My father used to have a fruit and vegetable stand. That’s how he provided for us. But one day he went to the doctor and found out that he had diabetes. The doctor prescribed him medication so that he could get better. But my father couldn’t afford the medication. So, his condition kept getting worse and worse until he passed away five years ago. “He used to make about twenty dollars a day. And [...]

Kawthar & Siblings

Kawthar, 13, Batool, 12,  Baneen, 10, Hajer, 3, & Malak, 2 “About a year ago, my father took my sisters and I to the market to get school supplies. After we had finished shopping, we were driving home, when all of a sudden, my father suffered a stroke. Our car started going in reverse and drove into a government building." "My sisters fell to the floor of the car, my mother hit her head on the windshield and went into [...]

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