Janne Korkko

Iraq 2016

The war means waiting and distressing uncertainty for thousands of people. The war in Iraq has lasted too long. The waiting and the fear have become normalcy. You are waiting for - waiting for the answers which you are afraid of. Your wait continues day after day. In Northern Iraq, close to Mosul, in a Christian town called Qaraqosh soldiers are waiting for Christmas. They have been clearing the streets for the festive season. It is, at least, something to wait for they say. In Hasan Sham, a refugee camp 30 kilometres from Mosul, people are waiting for messages from the front.

Iraq, december 2016, close to Mosul. Inside of head guarter in Qaraqosh. General: Jawad habib abush, which is responsible for the entire mission in Qaraqos city.

Iraq, close to Mosul. Kite boy in a refugee camp. self-made kite to fly beautifully. UNHCR opened a new camp in Hasansham in northern Iraq.

raq, december 2016, close to Mosul. Most of the residents escaping through the east side of the city are being held temporarily at the government-run Khazer camp, home to almost 30,000 people.

raq, street of Qaraqosh. December 2016, close to Mosul.

raq, street of Qaraqosh. December 2016, close to Mosul.

raq, street of Qaraqosh. December 2016, close to Mosul.

raq, street of Qaraqosh. December 2016, close to Mosul.

raq, street of Qaraqosh. December 2016, close to Mosul.

Iraq, december 2016, close to Mosul. Inside of head guarter in Qaraqosh. Christmash coming.

Iraq, street of Qaraqosh. December 2016, close to Mosul.

Iraq, december 2016, close to Mosul. Defenders in Qaraqosh. Waiting for Crishtmass and get heat.

Iraq, december 2016, close to Mosul. Defenders in Qaraqosh. Waiting for Crishtmass and get heat.

raq, street of Qaraqosh. December 2016, close to Mosul.

Iraq, december 2016, close to Mosul.

Iraq, december 2016, close to Mosul.

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