kurdish warmth / by Maranie Staab


today i am thankful for new friends and the warmth which i have been received with after only a few days in kurdistan. taken today at a clinic in the zummar district, this is a snap of myself and baroj; originally from mosul, baroj and his family fled in 2014 leaving all but a few suitcases behind. a former emergency room medic, baroj currently works with msf in the ninevah governate. 

i am in country for 10 days working with msf to document their work and highlight access/lack of access to healthcare in the region. over the course of the next week i will be joining their team as they travel to and provide care at clinics within the province.