Our Stories

  • The Hidden Danger - Hakim’s story
    Jun 15, 2013

    Hakim Salih Hakim is the head of his household and is the father of three children. He lives in the Soran district of the Erbil Governorate and previously worked as a guard at a government’s office. “Life wasn’t too bad then, we had our own place and I had a steady income from my job,” Hakim remembers.

  • New Shop, New Life - Amin’s Story
    Jun 15, 2013

    Amin Hassan Sulaiman was only ten years old when he lost his right leg, left arm, left eye and three fingers from his right hand after a mine exploded in his field. “I was grazing animals in Spring 2001 in my village Bekma when I found the strange object” Amin remembers.

  • Bringing Back the Smile - Zuhria’s story
    Jun 15, 2013

    Zuhria Ahmed Yonis was only 15 years old when she lost one of her legs."It was spring time. I went with my mother and friends to harvest, when suddenly a mine exploded under my feet.” Zuhria said.

  • Dignity Restored - Maryam's Story
    Jun 15, 2013

    Maryam lives with her husband and two children in a small and dilapidated house in Penjwen. She was injured by an unexploded ordnance in 1982.

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