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Kurdistan Human Stories

Mamilan Camp Placed Programme


Sharifa and her family are originally from Sinjar. For more than six years, they have lived in Mamilyan Camp for internally displaced people, near Akre in the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq, after fleeing the Islamic State group. The chickens, 17 laying hens and two roosters, were given to them in March by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), part of a project to provide a source of income and food security to 40 families in the camp.

Lamia collecting eggs from her coop Placed Programme

Chicken Coop at Gawilan Camp

This agri-business project provides food sustainability to Kurdistan’s most isolated refugee camp. Syrian refugees selected for food sustainability and livelihood projects in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s (KRI) most isolated refugee camp have begun receiving eggs from chickens they received as part of a UNIDO project which began last year.

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