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 [...]

22 05, 2019

Zahra, Kadhim & Hassan

Zahra, 8, Kadhim, 6, Hassan, 2 “It was around the time of the commemoration of the fortieth day after Imam Hussain’s martyrdom. My father took his car and went to go pick up some people and to take them to the city of Karbala. On the way, he got into a car accident and the car flipped over while he [...]

9 05, 2019

Eylaf, Dalya & Malak

Eylaf, 10, Dalya, 8, and Malak, 7 - Baghdad, Iraq “Our father used to be a construction worker. One day, he left for work early in the morning. That day, he never came back home. We didn’t know where he went. We don’t know what happened. A few days after he went missing, we found out that there was a bomb [...]

24 04, 2019

Mustafa & Fatema

Mustafa, 15 and Fatema, 9 - Baghdad, Iraq Mustafa: “My father was a police officer, who worked in the city of Mosul. He usually went away during the week and  came back home on the weekends. It was my sister’s birthday the last time he came home. When he arrived that day, the first thing he did was take my [...]

9 04, 2019

Hana & Noor

Hana, 12 & Noor, 22 - Baghdad, Iraq Hana: “That day, my parents decided to take us to the market. I got into the car with my parents and my older sister. I remember wanting to sit on my mother’s lap during the ride. I didn’t know it would be the last time I would ever do that. On the [...]