Video Duration 46 minutes 10 seconds
From: Featured Documentaries

Iraq’s Lost Generation

An intimate look at the children and widows of ISIL who languish in camps, ostracised by their own communities.

Tens of thousands of children were born into or lived under ISIL’s (ISIS) reign in Iraq and Syria between 2014 and 2017.

Now, many of those young people are languishing in camps or in Iraqi communities where they are social outcasts – some orphaned and some with their widowed mothers.

With no official identities, many are not legally recognised so have no access to healthcare or education and get little in the way of rehabilitation.

This film hears from five of these young people, aged between 6 and 25 years. Their trauma is palpable, their psychological scars deep.

A young Yazidi mother tells of the agony of giving up her child, born of rape, in order to return to her community.

There are people trying to help, but they reveal just how little attention the world is paying to the question of rehabilitating these young people.

The question remains – what will be the consequences?