The Domiz refugee camp in the Kurdish territories in northern Iraq is a sad place. Tent after tent is lined up along the paths, all bearing the faded inscription "UNHCR". Men, women and children squat inside, seeking shelter from the sun and not knowing anymore what life will bring. The violence in Syria has forced countless Kurds to seek refuge in the camp near the city of Dohuk and a whole town with shopping streets, restaurants and schools, hospitals and a fire department has grown up here.


The Kurdish Govermnent, the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) as well as several other international organizations provide drinking water, food and medical care. But since more and more refugees arrive at the camp, the situation is getting worse.