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Oumayma and her son Ali fled with their family after their home town in Iraq was hit by bombs. (©2015 World Vision, Jo Currie)

Iraq crisis FAQ: How the conflict affects children and families

by Chris Huber

Since mid-2014, the people of Iraq have been caught up in a resurgence of violence, political insecurity, and persecution from extremist groups. The conflict has exacerbated the already dire humanitarian situation stemming from Syria’s five-year civil war.