Erbil, Iraq

Our Portal is in the Harsham Camp for IDPs and refugees on the northern edge of Erbil. The Portal was made possible by UNICEF Iraq and Terre de Hommes. Harsham hosts more than 1,500 internally displaced Iraqi families who fled Mosul and its surrounding villages to escape Islamist militant attacks. Harsham is located in Iraqi Kurdistan which is home to 250,000 Syrian refugees. Our Portal in the camp is based in a converted gas station. Through it, a young entrepreneur in Erbil spoke with President Barack Obama and another with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.