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So far huda has created 10 blog entries.
23 10, 2019

Hadi & Siblings

Hadi, 15, Muhammad, 13, Muhsin, 12; Zaynab, 5 “My father passed away two years ago from a stroke. He was sick for a long time. He used to have a cell phone accessory stand and made about twelve dollars a day. We used to live in a mud house, but one day it rained really hard and our house fell [...]

9 10, 2019

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.  [...]

18 09, 2019

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 [...]

5 09, 2019

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 [...]

21 08, 2019

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 [...]

7 08, 2019

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." [...]

24 07, 2019

Fatema & Siblings

Fatema, 7, Jood, 7,  Noor, 5, & Zahra, 4 We were on our way to visit another family when a woman came out of her house and started shouting, “Save me! Save my children! I will kiss your hands—just please save me, and save my kids!” We approached her and heard her story. “My husband had an infection in his [...]

10 07, 2019

Teeba & Siblings

Teeba, 13, Zahra, 11, Ali, 9, Fatema, 7, & Muhammad, 4 “My father worked to protect the holy shrines in the city of Samarra. The terrorists came into the shrines wearing normal clothing. They kidnapped my father and a few others. The terrorists used to post their attacks on Facebook. They used to show pictures of who they kidnapped and [...]

26 06, 2019

Raghad & Siblings

 Raghad, 14, Muqtada, 12, Mustafa, 10, Yousuf, 6, Ruqaya, 5, Baneen, 4 “Many years ago, when our father was young, he was driving somewhere when he accidentally ran over another man. Unfortunately, the man died at the scene. The deceased man’s family was very angry, and wanted to take revenge. They wanted to kill my father so they could ’break [...]

12 06, 2019

Wurood & Siblings

  Wurood, 13, Haneen, 11, Zaynab, 9, Rabab, 8, Hassan, 7, Abbas, 5, & Sajjad, 4 “Our mother had cancer and passed away three years ago. We didn’t get to spend too much time with her when we were younger, because she was always in the hospital because of her illness. Our father was an old man, and he was [...]