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 12, 2020

“I had just arrived home, started eating lunch and I heard an explosion. I had a friend called Amr, we would spend most of our times together, I never expected to lose him in that explosion. When I heard the noise, I quickly ran outside to see what has happened. There was a fire around, and the buildings were damaged. I moved a lot of bodies, but couldn’t recognize any of them due to severe burnings. I recognized my friend Amr at the hospital, he was in a bad shape and was constantly screaming. They transferred him to Erbil hospitals for treatment, but he couldn’t handle all the burns on his body. When they told me that he had passed away, my life changed forever, he used to tell me to pray, but I was always neglecting that. When he passed, I started praying to keep my promise to him. I opened a Shisha shop and wanted to call it Judi, but I changed my mind and named it Amr, so that his name will always stay with me.”