Meet the former refugee behind the Mosul relief effort
Monday 15th November 2016
Rashawan greets Zenaba, newly arrived at the camp with her children. Photo: ICRS/Safin Ahmed
Every kid deserves playtime
Monday 7th November 2016
There is so much sadness in the camps around Mosul.
People arrive totally exhausted, with heart-wrenching accounts of their experiences. There are moments of utter grief, which I have trouble writing about. This is mixed with a stoic determination, a sense of relief, and uncertainty about what will happen next.
Then there are moments like this, when trained Iraqi Red Crescent staff and volunteers start to heal the invisible wounds: whether through a quiet, personal conversation or a simple game with children who have seen much sadness.
You can't see it outside the frame, but it is a moment that spreads out like a wave; hope rippling through all those looking on.
We were worried the children would cry and we'd be discovered
Friday 4th November 2016
Newly-arrived families queue for relief supplies at Khazer camp. Photo: Iraqi Red Crescent/Safin Ahmed
The real story of this photo is happening in the background
Monday 31st October 2016
Photo: Iraqi Red Crescent
"We're getting ready for when and if they have to leave the city"
Thursday 27th October 2016
On his way to the airport, Joe shares his thoughts, hopes and fears.