Iraq

The Iraqi orphan: Finding mum after 30 years
Amar was brought to the UK following a napalm attack - for three decades he thought his mother was dead.

'If we stay a secret, there will be a genocide'

The secretive Kaka'i of Iraq are finally speaking out
The Kaka'i are a secretive religious minority in Iraq who usually avoid the cameras. 

As with the Yazidis, religious minorities such as the Kaka'is are considered "infidels" by ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim jihadist groups like Islamic State (IS), making them a target for militant attacks.
 
They say they have also faced discrimination and violence from the Shia Muslim-dominated paramilitary Popular Mobilisation force since the Iraqi central government retook control of Kirkuk province from Kurdish Peshmerga forces in 2017. 
 
The Kaka’is say they are opening up about their faith in an attempt to avert the threat of genocide.

Camera: Dom Byrne
Producer: Dom Byrne and Sophia Smith Galer

The boy in the photo

Amar Kanim lost his family and suffered serious burns in a napalm attack. Thirty years later, a message from Iraq could change his life.

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Picture of Amar as a child
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Post-war Iraq: Coping with the country’s mental health crisis

Post-war Iraq: Coping with the country’s mental health crisis
After three major wars, two invasions and the atrocities of Islamic State, how do the people of Iraq come to terms with the mental health crisis gripping their nation?
This is a film by BBC Arabic's Namak Khoshnaw.