Months of fighting have brought devastation to Iraq. The UN estimates 1.2million Iraqis have been forced from their homes by the violence.
Hundreds of thousands have fled to Kurdistan, a more stable region in the north of the country, in search of safety. And many people’s first hours in the region have included a welcome from the Iraqi Red Crescent Society. Its staff and volunteers have been greeting new arrivals with clean water and hot food – giving essential aid and a crucial psychological boost. More