Domiz Refugee Camp for Syrians fleeing to northern Iraq
It’s impossible to underestimate the importance of Domiz Refugee Camp for the 45,000-plus Syrians now living in this northern Iraq sanctuary after fleeing their country’s civil war.
In this short video, Niaz Noori Mohammed, Manager at the Camp, talks about the setting up of Domiz and how refugees are helped.
The Camp would not have been able to be installed had not MAG made the land safe first.
This whole area was littered with landmines and other munitions (mortar bombs, submunitions, rockets, hand grenades and more) — remnants of Saddam Hussein’s regime, and the coalition forces’ bombardment of military bases in 2003.
MAG cleared 650,000 square metres of land at the site, initially to allow the Camp to be set up in April 2012, later to enable it to expand to meet the growing numbers of refugees. In the process, 63 items of unexploded ordnance were removed.