Reference : V-P-IQ-E-01113
Date : 03/03/2013
Country/Region : IRAQ
Caption : Kirkuk. Taha, who was internally displaced during the war, lost both his legs in a mine explosion. With the ICRC’s support he set up a grocery shop that sold the most basic products.
Photographer : KRZYSIEK, Pawel
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description :
Gradually his shop became a social centre for internally displaced people living in Huzeyran. "Nothing feels better than owning your own business," he says.

ICRC website, Photo gallery, 15/03/2013

Iraq: Helping widows and disabled people start small businesses

People with a disability in charge of a household, as well as female breadwinners, face extremely harsh conditions in Iraq. The ICRC offers grants to help the most vulnerable start small businesses. Beyond the economic impact, it helps them restore their dignity by making them feel useful and needed in their communities. Kirkuk, in the disputed territories in the north of Iraq, is currently one of the cities most affected by violence.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 5290x3527
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour