Dispatches from the Field

Duhok, Iraq

Art Project Encourages Peace and Unity

In Duhok, an art workshop improves community well-being and builds cohesion through activities that enhance dialogue, peace-building and coexistence. On August 2014, ISIS captured Sijnar District in northern Iraq, killing 2000-5000 Yezidis and driving 200,000 civilians to flee their homes, mostly to the Sinjar Mountains where they were stranded without food and water.
Zheray District, Afghanistan

Greenhouse Cucumbers Replace Poppy Wages

“Jobs were scarce in Passab Village, except during the poppy harvest. So was food for my family. I spent my days looking for work. Now I work in my own greenhouse. I grow cucumbers year-round and sell when prices are high.