Dear readers, I am excited to share with you guys this this post which includes images of Darashakran Refugee Camp in Kurdistan. In mid April 2015 I had the opportunity to attend this camp to witness first hand a gift giving ceremony for the young students of the camp.
This post is on my visits to the refugee camp in Southern Kurdistan which was life changing and it definitely was an emotional experience. I had the pleasure of attending Darashakran Camp near the end of April where I met amazing people who really work day in and out to make sure the refugees who fled ISIS feel some sort of belonging. My whole experience started when I was invited to attend a ceremony that was held for the students of that camp by Ensign International Energy Services-Kurdistan Branch (a Canadian oil and gas company). When the head of HR department Serwa Khelil informed me that the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief was hosting this event, I jumped to seize the opportunity. I could not be more excited to accompany her and her co-worker, and I truly was grateful for the opportunity.
Chaxanay Machko ( Machko tea shop) is One of my favourite places to visit in Hawler, Kurdistan. Brief history on this place: The shop is built into Hawler's Citadel which is one of the worlds most ancient places that are still inhabited. The tea shop is most popular for it's architecture and cultural atmosphere which …
My visit to Kurdistan in spring 2015 has been great. I was able to travel to many historical destinations and really got to experience the Kurdish way of life whether that was through food, culture, fashion or by visiting mountainous regions of the country. I was able to take many photos and videos and I really wanted to capture every moment that I could. Today I will be sharing with you guys photos of a very special place. A place in which I did not know existed until I became a part of my in laws. I was able to visit a mountainous region of Sargali, Kurdistan in Bnary Qandil.
WARNING THE IMAGES ARE DISTURBING. PLEASE DO NOT SHARE NOR SHOW LITTLE CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT AGE APPROPRIATE.
Today is the 27th anniversary of Halabja and Anfal which has become a part of Kurdish history. Even though I was not able to join The Canadian Kurdish organizations in Toronto this year for the 27th commemoration of the Genocide of Kurds in Halabja and Anfal on Sunday March 15th 2015, I thought it was extremely important to cover this topic on my website.
Today is the anniversary of the 1991 uprisings in South Kurdistan which was under the ruling of its host country Iraq. This uprising led to the establishment of the Kurdish Autonomous Republic (Iraqi Kurdistan). The revolution, or Raparin in Kurdish, began in Ranya city on March 5, 1991, when forced Kurdish militia were used by …
Dear readers, I have wanted to cover the topic of exploitation within the Kurdish Yezidi community for a while now but I must be quit honest it was extremely difficult to put my feelings in words. I wanted to make sure that I give it all I have to get the message across and I did not want to rush it. I really wanted to make sure that it was given the proper attention it deserved.
Dear friends its that time of the year. Well it is March and spring is getting closer. Although I have not experienced spring in Kurdistan as my family migrated elsewhere, I have been told and seen total beauty through images and videos. In Kurdistan grows one of the most beautiful flowers known as Gul e …
Dear readers, as you may have noticed I have been posting and writing about Kurdish issues in Kurdistan and yet I have failed to post anything about Kurdistan's Flag. As I woke up this morning to the first day of March, I realized that I have not written anything about this beautiful symbol that represents me and my people. Globally, each country has a flag and often in every corner you see flags flown high where it is visually seen by everyone who comes across it.