Iraq: Helping Syrian families get back in touch
26-09-2013 Photo gallery
War and harsh living conditions in Syria are driving thousands of families into neighbouring countries for refuge. Around 2,000 people, who previously settled in Al-Qaim camp, are sheltering in Al-Obeidi refugee camp in the Anbar Governorate of western Iraq, just 30 kilometres from the Syrian border. Many refugees have relatives back in Syria or elsewhere. The ICRC is working in partnership with the Iraqi Red Crescent Society and with the UNHCR’s support to help the refugees maintain family contacts.