The Yazidi wedding of Amera and Samir took place in a small clearing outside of the Bajed Kandala displacement camp in Iraqi Kurdistan. Several hundred from the Yazidi community turned out for an afternoon and evening of celebration dancing, singing and fully embracing a day of joy and of hope. But at the end of the night, as the sun set families, slowly began to walk the hundred yards back to the Bajed Kandala displacement camp to return to the tents they have called home for the past four years.   Each of the nearly 9,000 individuals who live in the camp are displaced Yazidis from Sinjar and have been living in the camp since the August 2014 ISIS siege that left thousands dead, thousands captured and that still today leaves tens of thousands unable to return to their homes.
       
     
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 The Yazidi wedding of Amera and Samir took place in a small clearing outside of the Bajed Kandala displacement camp in Iraqi Kurdistan. Several hundred from the Yazidi community turned out for an afternoon and evening of celebration dancing, singing and fully embracing a day of joy and of hope. But at the end of the night, as the sun set families, slowly began to walk the hundred yards back to the Bajed Kandala displacement camp to return to the tents they have called home for the past four years.   Each of the nearly 9,000 individuals who live in the camp are displaced Yazidis from Sinjar and have been living in the camp since the August 2014 ISIS siege that left thousands dead, thousands captured and that still today leaves tens of thousands unable to return to their homes.
       
     

The Yazidi wedding of Amera and Samir took place in a small clearing outside of the Bajed Kandala displacement camp in Iraqi Kurdistan. Several hundred from the Yazidi community turned out for an afternoon and evening of celebration dancing, singing and fully embracing a day of joy and of hope. But at the end of the night, as the sun set families, slowly began to walk the hundred yards back to the Bajed Kandala displacement camp to return to the tents they have called home for the past four years.

Each of the nearly 9,000 individuals who live in the camp are displaced Yazidis from Sinjar and have been living in the camp since the August 2014 ISIS siege that left thousands dead, thousands captured and that still today leaves tens of thousands unable to return to their homes.

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