Ordinary Iraqis are the first victims of the Iraq war, yet almost 10 years after the invasion there is barely mention in the media of the cruel toll the conflict has taken on them.
It is difficult to give a precise estimate of the number of civilians who have perished or were injured as a result of the invasion, but by all accounts the conditions on the ground remain disastrous . Sectarian violence is widespread, with continuous human rights violations and war crimes. With its infrastructure destroyed and its resources pillaged, Iraq has become a shadow of itself.
This collection of portraits originated from an urge to expose what too many people are often too quick to forget or excuse, the brutality of war and the terrible suffering of civilians. These first-hand accounts from Iraqi refugees aim to bring the human dimension to the forefront and show the ravages of war from personal perspectives.
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