Rescue Iraq: Project Akoyan


by Billy Ray | Middle East Director

Last week the Mayor of Rwanduz gave us a green light to begin building our second refugee camp on this stunning property.

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It's 2.5 spacious acres of some of the most naturally flat land in the whole area, which means a good break on our budget preparing it.

It will house 16 Yazidi families (or 150 people) that fled ISIS last August from Shingal (Sinjar) Mountain with the possibility of expansion to 60 total families.

The Mayor of Soran has already donated 18 tents from UNHCR, and so our plans can begin as soon as we're ready.

This week we broke ground!

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Let's do this!

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