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 18, 2020

“We are from Mardin. We came to Qamishli to work ten years ago because Syria was economically stable, and transportation between Turkey and Syria was easy. Unfortunately, once we came here the war started. We really miss our place, but because of instability and closure of the border we cannot go back to Mardin to see our families again. We are two sisters and three brothers. I really liked school, but because we had to work, my brother and I had to leave school in 7th grade. Our parents were old and couldn’t work. I have tried many different jobs and haven’t been successful at any of them, until my brother and I bought a small trolley and started selling cocktails, thankfully we are doing well. We never had a childhood like other children. If we don’t work, we will not be able to take care of our family, then we’ll have to ask for aid from other people.”