Displaced. / by Maranie Staab

margin, age12, and gazie, age 2 and sit inside of their temporary home in the village of abu wajnam.

these children are two of over 15 individuals staying in a rented house not far from a clinic where MSF is providing services. the families staying in the house were all displaced in 2014 when mosul was taken over by daesh -- they have been without a permanent home since. one of the men, a father and primary breadwinner, was executed making an already difficult situation even harder for those left behind. 

unbeknownst to many, Iraq is experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in decades. an increase in violence, beginning in 2013, has resulted in the displacement of over three million people. these individuals often have very little access to healthcare services, and in some war-torn areas infrastructure and medical facilities have been destroyed leaving the local population with no access to medical care.

i have had the privilege of being in country working with msf to document their work and highlight access/lack of access to healthcare in the region. with a focus on chronic disease, sexual and reproductive health and psycho-social support, msf is addressing critical need(s) as well as making assessments in an effort to ensure continuation of care.

please consider supporting these efforts: https://www.generosity.com/…/documenting-displace…/x/5174565