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In pictures: Syrian refugees left in the cold
Residents of the Domiz refugee camp in Iraq's Kurdistan region prepare for winter.
Last updated: 30 Nov 2013 08:15
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The number of Syrian refugees in Iraq's Kurdistan region has reached 200,000. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) expects that the number may exceed 500,000 by the end of 2013.

There are about 80,000 refugees currently living in the Domiz camp, 20km southeast of Dohuk city and about 60km from the Syria-Iraq border.

Local authorities established the camp in April 2012. The Kurdish security police ensure security there and in the surrounding areas.

The authorities are keeping the borders open for Syrians of Kurdish origin. Refugees walk the three-mile dirt road snaking through no-man's land to the Kurdish region of Iraq. The Sahela border crossing is the main escape route for Syrians of Kurdish origin.

"When a country is physically destroyed, its people dying and fleeing and a state and its services collapsing, the most important thing a neighbour can do is to keep the borders open. The Kurdistan region is an anchor of peace and stability in a very troubled part of the world," António Guterres, UNHCR chief, said.

Guterres called the Syria conflict the "worst threat to global peace and security since the last century. We are witnessing death and destruction, the collapse of the state and the enormous suffering of the people".

He noted that all relief agencies are dramatically underfunded at a time when millions of Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria and the number of refugees is fast approaching two million.


/Khaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

The youngest children in the Domiz refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan are not aware of the conflict in Syria. To them, the camp is their home.



/Khaled Hasan / Al Jazeera

Winter has come. Syrian people are waiting to collect blankets and heaters to save them from the cold.



/Khaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

In the Domiz refugee camp, the UNHCR supports all Syrian refugee families who enter its gates.



/Khaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

Child refugees are seen playing outside on the ground and with sand.



/Khaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

Bayan Naeef Abd Al Rahman, 19, lives with her family in the Domiz camp. After arriving in Kurdistan she left school and is now taking a short course in English. Her dream is to go to Europe.



/Khaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

Inside the camp, people who have enough money are building new houses. But there is apparently no discrimination between the rich and poor.



/Khaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

A mother takes her children for a walk inside the camp. 



/Khaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

Refugees in the camp say that, at first, the conflicts in Syria started between locals and then slowly spread to the rest of the country.



/Khaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

Life in the camp is good but the future does not seem too bright for its youngest members.




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The youngest children in the Domiz refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan are not aware of the conflict in Syria. To them, the camp is their home.

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Winter has come. Syrian people are waiting to collect blankets and heaters to save them from the cold.

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In the Domiz refugee camp, the UNHCR supports all Syrian refugee families who enter its gates.

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Child refugees are seen playing outside on the ground and with sand.

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Bayan Naeef Abd Al Rahman, 19, lives with her family in the Domiz camp. After arriving in Kurdistan she left school and is now taking a short course in English. Her dream is to go to Europe.

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Inside the camp, people who have enough money are building new houses. But there is apparently no discrimination between the rich and poor.

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A mother takes her children for a walk inside the camp. 

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Refugees in the camp say that, at first, the conflicts in Syria started between locals and then slowly spread to the rest of the country.

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Life in the camp is good but the future does not seem too bright for its youngest members.

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Children in the Refugee camp have no idea about the conflict between the people in Syria. The camp is their home.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/66a7fbfb2269933350c51665cf5edfd2Khaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

Children in the Refugee camp have no idea about the conflict between the people in Syria. The camp is their home.

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Winter has come. Syrian people are waiting to collect blankets and heaters to save them from the coldness in the winter season.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/b6f7c31a6290735b2c9422822d9af324Khaled Hasan / Al Jazeera

Winter has come. Syrian people are waiting to collect blankets and heaters to save them from the coldness in the winter season.

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In the Domiz Refugee camp, UNHCR (International aid NGO) support all Syrian refugee families who enter the gates. There are around 80000 refugees living in the Domiz camp in Kurdistan.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/0440f1dc8c1f4843210fdbf4c88aee12Khaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

In the Domiz Refugee camp, UNHCR (International aid NGO) support all Syrian refugee families who enter the gates. There are around 80000 refugees living in the Domiz camp in Kurdistan.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/52755d84bcb1a87eb950de156c37de55Though they have limited space inside the tent, Children always prefer to play outside on the ground and with sand. They are trying to build their little home by the sand. Their mothers are also watching that play of hope.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/52755d84bcb1a87eb950de156c37de55Khaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera Though they have limited space inside the tent, Children always prefer to play outside on the ground and with sand. They are trying to build their little home by the sand. Their mothers are also watching that play of hope. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/55a8d1d1371a9015495ad2e03c5b4cbe

Bayan Naeef Abd Al Rahman, 19 years old, lives with her family in Domiz Refugee camp. After coming in Kurdistan she left her general education and now she is taking a short course of English language and computer training. She wants to continue her education, but she is not able to do it in Kurdistan. She will be looking for work in Kurdistan , but her dream is to go to Europe. '??I saw dead people on the street and people were killing one another. I scared and I cried seeing this happening in front of me' she says about her experience in Syria.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/55a8d1d1371a9015495ad2e03c5b4cbeKhaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

Bayan Naeef Abd Al Rahman, 19 years old, lives with her family in Domiz Refugee camp. After coming in Kurdistan she left her general education and now she is taking a short course of English language and computer training. She wants to continue her education, but she is not able to do it in Kurdistan. She will be looking for work in Kurdistan , but her dream is to go to Europe. '??I saw dead people on the street and people were killing one another. I scared and I cried seeing this happening in front of me' she says about her experience in Syria.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/f22edff2d88356a40b8bfb1385d6363b

Inside the camp, people who have enough money are building new houses. But there is no discrimination between rich and poor people inside the camp. They are living as a family.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/f22edff2d88356a40b8bfb1385d6363bKhaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

Inside the camp, people who have enough money are building new houses. But there is no discrimination between rich and poor people inside the camp. They are living as a family.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/6c9c766ccdab72bb5f66d1dc7e045a5a

A mother takes her children to a walk inside the camp. Everyday they are visiting the tents of their family members and relatives.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/6c9c766ccdab72bb5f66d1dc7e045a5aKhaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

A mother takes her children to a walk inside the camp. Everyday they are visiting the tents of their family members and relatives.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/648d81c59a62661914a4a2525939b26a

People in camp describe that, at first, the conflicts in Syria started between locals and after that it spread in the whole country. The mother says, '??My children has seen the violence and death in front of them.'??

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/648d81c59a62661914a4a2525939b26aKhaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

People in camp describe that, at first, the conflicts in Syria started between locals and after that it spread in the whole country. The mother says, '??My children has seen the violence and death in front of them.'??

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/81fd5b73aebcf103d291337b06f68240

Though the life in the Refugee camp is good for the people living here, they have not felt the same freedom like in their own land. Children have no hope for a bright future here.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/The_Stateless_Syrian_in_Exile/slideshow/no-caption/81fd5b73aebcf103d291337b06f68240Khaled Hasan/ Al Jazeera

Though the life in the Refugee camp is good for the people living here, they have not felt the same freedom like in their own land. Children have no hope for a bright future here.



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