Syrian refugees in northern Iraq

This photo was taken on the outskirts of Sulaimaniya, northern Iraq, where Syrian refugees have fled to escape fighting back home. It shows 10-year-old Hamoudi who has been living in this refugee settlement for over six months with his grandmother and other family members. He has had no formal or informal education since he has been at the camp. He has to share one contaminated drinking and washing water source with the rest of the unofficial camp's 150 people. Christian Aid partner REACH will be providing hygiene kits to the camp containing first aid equipment, soap, shampoo, water purifiers and sanitary products - essential for enabling people to keep clean and healthy. Christian Aid is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee which has launched an emergency appeal to help Syrian refugees. To donate, visit