PLACE: Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
DATE: 22.06.2016

After weeks of anticipation, auditions and excitement, the “Refugees Got Talent!” contest organized by UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, culminated in its grand finale on World Refugee Day (WRD), 20 June, at Arbat Refugee Camp, Sulaymaniyah. The event was one of dozens of events organized by UNHCR in Iraq to mark WRD 2016, the global theme of which was “Hopes and Dreams.”

Baghdad, 16 June 2016 – Beginning of Ramadan. In the dry heat of the morning, the streets are deserted except in front of Qushtapa refugee camp primary health centre. Several people are sitting on benches in front of the facility, some are staring blankly. A doctor appears at the doorway of the centre and gesticulates to patients whose faces light up at the knowledge that here they will be treated well and receive the care that they need.

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