Erbil

Announcing A Portal at the United Nations General Assembly

Announcing A Portal at the United Nations General Assembly

Shared_Studios is honored to partner with the United Nations Department of Public Information, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign, UNICEF Jordan, UNHCR, and Bridges of Understanding to bring a Portal back to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on June 20, 2016 – World Refugee Day.

Erbil, Iraq

Erbil, Iraq

Our Erbil_Portal is located at the Harsham IDP & Refugee Camp. 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 the so-called Islamic State take-over of 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. Our Portal in the camp is based in a converted water pumping station. Through it, 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.