On August 6, 2014, the town of Bartella, a nearby town of Qaraqosh, located in the heart of the Nineveh Plains, fell into the hands of the Islamic State. With it, over 80,000 people fled their native land, the cradle of Christianity.
For three years, the inhabitants of these cities are trying to survive as best they can. Some leave the country while others find refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan cities with the hope of returning to their towns and villages.
In October 2017 the miracle happens! The cities of Qaraqosh, Karamles and Bartella are released by Iraqi liberation forces supported by the coalition. Arriving at the scene, the Iraqis, although happy to find their homes, their life before, can only see with horror the damage caused by war.
Everything needs to be rebuilt... but it is impossible for the families that have only ruins to return to and what hope do they have to rebuild without money. In the absence of access to state loans or banks, these populations, although filled with hope, are at a standstill.