The fire in the Sharya refugee camp highlights the plight of thousands of displaced Yazidis unable to return to Sinjar, due to the presence of armed groups and political disputes between Baghdad and Erbil.
The laws in Turkey, alongside the Syrian refugee women’s ignorance of what their rights are, has caused them to face many problems. This report highlights the stories of the women caught between the Syrian and Turkish laws.
From a distance, Essam, the landowner, watches and listens to Um-Mahmoud sing all day. He looks at me and says: “I’m 40 years old now, and for 40 years I’ve been hearing her singing here in the plains.