Dispatches from the Field

Opportunities to Work and Connect

Employment opportunities and training for displaced people offer an important source of income, while helping individuals find their way in a new community. Blumont works in camps and informal settlements across Iraq to not only meet communities’ basic needs, but also help people develop skills that can support their families now and when it becomes safe for them to return home.

Najwa Makes New Friends

In situations of forced displacement, children with disabilities face additional barriers to access support and services. These challenges are often compounded with disproportionate levels of trauma and stigma surrounding their disability. Najwa, the youngest of six, is a ten-year-old girl with Down syndrome who her family describes as joyful and always smiling.