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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 liver. It’s genetic, I think, because his whole family has it. He used to support me and my four children. [...]

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 who they killed. Everyone followed their page. A few days after my father had gone missing, we saw his body [...]

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 even.’ When my father heard that they were looking for him, he was very scared. He wasn’t scared for himself [...]

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