Kurdish refugees from Syria languish in Iraq

Thousands of Kurds who fled when Assad's forces crushed uprising in Qamishli eight years ago, still live in camps.

    While focus is on the uprising in Syria which started almost a year ago, Syrian Kurds revolted years before.

    Riots in the mainly Kurdish city of Qamishli in 2004 were crushed by President Bashar al-Assad's security forces. Rights groups say at least 30 people were killed in that crackdown.

    Thousands of Kurds crossed the border into Iraq and have been living as refugees since.

    Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from a refugee camp in Moqableh in northern Iraq.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.