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Christian Aid Syrian refugee camp largeJanet Symes thumbTo mark the start of this year’s Christian Aid Week, Christian Aid’s Head of Middle East Region, Janet Symes has written exclusively for God and Politics on her experience of visiting a Syrian refugee camp in northern Iraq.


‘Are you angry?’ asked 13-year-old Ahmed after we had been chatting together as he told me about his life in a Syrian refugee camp a few miles outside Sulaymaniyah, in northern Iraq.

Sulaymaniyah is a bustling, vibrant, rapidly growing city – in the last few years thousands of people have moved there from the surrounding countryside and other parts of Iraq seeking the greater opportunities for work or education that a thriving and relatively peaceful city provides.

But the refugee camp couldn’t be a more different place. On the day we visited, there had been a torrential rainstorm, with water running down the alleys between the tents in torrents. The…

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