Yasmine Mosimann

Fishermen navigate on the Shatt al-Arab waterway during a sandstorm in Basra, Iraq, Monday, May 23, 2022.

‘It’s a mass ecological crisis’: Extreme weather in Iraq hits those already struggling the hardest


About a dozen dust storms have blown across Iraq this year with increased frequency and intensity. Experts say that it’s due to climate change, drought and desertification.

Iraqi army helicopter takes off at a base in Sinjar, Iraq, Tuesday, May 3, 2022. 

Iraq’s Yazidis stuck in ‘tug-of-war’ between regional armed groups

A convoy of Iraqi soldiers drive near Lheiban, in central Iraq.

A weakened ISIS persists in central Iraq

Students gather to take a group picture during the library repat the University of Mosul in front of the theatre on Feb. 19, 2022.

After years of conflict and rebuilding, Mosul University’s Central Library marks new beginning  

Samira Abbas, whose activist son Ehab al-Wazni was assassinated in May, attends a demonstration in Karbala on Nov. 18, 2021, with other women protesting the impunity Iraqi activists face.

Iraqi mothers risk it all to bring justice for their slain activist sons

Yadgar Hussein recounts her perilous journey through Eastern Europe in her living room in Erbil after being deported from Poland, Nov. 24, 2021.

‘I had no life left here’: Iraqi Kurds are at the center of the migration crisis in Europe


Iraqi Kurds fleeing the semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq have made harrowing journeys to Western Europe. Now, many are being flown back to northern Iraq, often with little to restart their lives.