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Life Inside Erbil’s Baharka camp

September 26, 2014

I’m currently on assignment in northern Iraq. We visited Erbil’s Baharka camp, where several thousand displaced Iraqi’s are now living, after fleeing Islamic State militants. Many of them come from Mosul, Iraq’s second biggest city, which was taken over by IS in June. The camp used to be a cement factory. Now it is home to over 700 families.
The people we spoke to hoped the international airstrikes would get them home by winter. But sadly this in unlikely to happen as it looks like it will take some time to dislodge IS. Here’s the TV report I filmed with my colleague Yolande Knell:
And here’s the radio package:

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