Harsham Internally Displaced Persons Camp

In the Harsham Internally-Displaced Persons & Refugee Camp, a converted pumping station serves as a Portal to the rest of the world.

Harsham Camp is on the outskirts of the city of Erbil in northern Iraq. The camp hosts 1,500 internally displaced Iraqi families who fled ISIS from Mosul and surrounding villages in mid-2014. Erbil is the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan Region, which hosts around 1.5 million internally displaced Iraqis and almost 230,000 Syrian refugees. Through the Portal, a young entrepreneur spoke with President Barack Obama and another with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The Portal is made possible by UNICEF Iraq and Terre de Hommes.