July 2, 2014

ARTICLES: A budding young journalist puts herself in the picture

It was only 10 am when I arrived at Garmawa camp, 35km south-west of the city of Dohuk, but the sun was shining bright and the temperature was already very hot.  As we wiped the sweat off our brows, my colleague explained the camp’s apt name: “In Kurdish, ‘garm’ means hot and ‘awa’ means water.”

Garmawa is a new camp being set up to accommodate up to 10,000 of the approximately 200,000 Internally Displaced Persons, who fled into Dohuk Governorate because of the violence spreading across central and northern Iraq.

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