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Syrians Streaming Into Iraq Find Hope And Food

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Some 40,000 Syrian refugees have fled into northern Iraq over the past week in the largest single outpouring of asylum-seekers since the conflict began more than two years ago. Around 15,000 of them have come to Kawrgosk camp near the city of Erbil, capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. The tents in this image all went up in the space of a few days.

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WFP is providing food parcels to families as they arrive at the camp as it prepares to feed as many as 185,000 people in the area.

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These women said they fled their homes in Aleppo for Qamishly in northeastern Syria only to flee again across the border into Iraq. They’re among the 15,000 people at Kawrgosk surviving on WFP food assistance.

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The camp at Kawrgosk was set up in just a few days by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and now provides shelter to thousands of people.

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Most of the refugees streaming into Iraq are women and children, including toddlers and infants with special nutritional needs.

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WFP reached over 3 million people inside Syria with food assistance and another 1.1 million refugees in Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey. WFP needs to raise $30 million a week to meet the food needs of families like this, who have been affected by the conflict.

Some 40,000 Syrian refugees have fled into northern Syria over the past week in the largest single outpouring of asylum-seekers since the conflict began more than two years ago. Around 15,000 of them have come to Kawrgosk camp near the city of Erbil, capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. The tents in this image all went up in the space of a few days