Hamid & Siblings

Hamid, 18; Ahmed, 13; Adyan, 14; Hasan, 12; Iman, 10; Mahdi, 7; Salam, 6 “I have an illness which causes me to have intense pain in my joints. I can’t really move around without getting tired very quickly. My father saved up some money and bought me a wheelchair. He didn’t pay the full price for it. He financed it.  After that, it was a lot easier for me to get around. It was a lot easier for him to [...]

Fatema & Siblings

Fatema, 16, Kadhim, 13,  Ayat, 5, Zamen, 3 “My father and his brother used to live together in one house. We all lived together, and everything was going well. Two years ago, they got into a big argument about something silly and my uncle was quite upset with my father. It was really bad. One day, they were screaming at each other, and my uncle became furious, grabbed a knife, and stabbed my father until he died. My uncle surrendered [...]

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 [...]

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