Business as Usual at Domiz Refugee Camp

Customers outside of Naif's shop, a Syrian refugee who is using his ShelterBox tent not just to shelter his family but to also make a living, Domiz camp, Iraq Kurdistan, November 2012.
Customers outside of Naif’s shop, a Syrian refugee who is using his ShelterBox tent not just to shelter his family but to also make a living, Domiz camp, Iraq Kurdistan, November 2012.

 

With almost 20,000 Syrian refugees living at Domiz camp in Iraq Kurdistan, it’s no wonder that a new business opens up each day there, be it a convenience store, bakery, clothes stall or cafe. 

Approximately one third of the registered Syrian refugee population in Iraq lives at Domiz in the Governate of Duhok. They have run from the violence in Syria due to the civil war. Returning to their homes in the near future does not look likely. To restore a sense of normality, trading is rife at the camp.

Naif is 28-years-old. He has set up a shop at the front of his ShelterBox tent. He lives there with his 22-year-old wife Dekhaz and two children aged one and three. Dekhaz is also three months pregnant.

Read more and watch the new video here: NAIF

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