Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.

December 3, 2020

“I quit school when I was just a kid to follow my desire in raising birds, when I used to go to school, I used to visit shops that sell birds. 24 years ago, I left the city and went to the village and dedicated my life to keep birds because I couldn’t do it in the city. I was criticized by my family a lot for what I was doing, but it didn’t stop me. Now, my little girls help me keep the birds. My birds are from South of Kurdistan, Iraq, Lebanon and Europe, and when they have grown enough, I sell them in Rojava. I have about 50 different types of birds such as pigeons, peacocks, ostriches, chickens and more. I was once going to Qamishli and it was snowing, the roads between the village and the city was closed down due to the heavy snow, and because of that 60 of my birds died due to the cold. I was really upset, some of them were 10 years old.”