Dispatches

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.
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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.
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