In October, USC Shoah Foundation joined efforts with filmmakers from Culture Shock Productions, and traveled to Northern Iraq to speak with some of the thousands of refugees who already crossed the border, mostly from Syria, to escape the most recent round of ethnic violence against the Kurds.
The USC Shoah Foundation team spent a month filming interviews and carrying out an ongoing research program to assess the growing threat of genocidal violence against the local Kurdish population.
Other interviews were recorded inside Syria, as the filmmakers interviewed internally displaced persons who were forced to flee their homes and now live in makeshift situations with little aid, food or medical care.
Photo: Bardarash Refugee Camp. Photo credit: Andrew Kabbe
To help support those effected, below are three organizations currently involved in the ongoing relief efforts.
Kurdish Relief Project – Trusted World
USA for UNHNCR – The United Nations Refugee Agency
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
USC Shoah Foundation
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