The Lotus Flower is a non-profit that supports women and girls impacted by conflict and displacement in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. It provides safe social spaces for women and girls inside refugee camps, and implements various projects to help them rebuild their lives and earn a living.

Each year in April, Yazidis gather to celebrate the New Year on Charshama Sor, or ‘Red Wednesday.’ The day celebrates the beginning of the universe and honours the day God sent the peacock angel, Tawus Melek to earth at Lalish. During the celebration, dyed eggs are given as symbols of life and rebirth, renewal and fertility. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ The Lotus Flower had a small gathering for Yazidi women and children that had been taken and later escaped slavery by IS. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Qadiya IDP Camp, Kurdistan

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Each year in April, Yazidis gather to celebrate the New Year on Charshama Sor, or ‘Red Wednesday.’ The day celebrates the beginning of the universe and honours the day God sent the peacock angel, Tawus Melek to earth at Lalish. During the celebration, dyed eggs are given as symbols of life and rebirth, renewal and fertility. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ The Lotus Flower had a small gathering for Yazidi women and children that had been taken and later escaped slavery by IS. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Qadiya IDP Camp, Kurdistan

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What started as a small project, utilising the talents of a few skilled bakers amongst the women is going to develop into a longer term cafe project, to build a more extensive community space that will help foster relationships, confidence and community spirit. Rwanga Community IDP Camp Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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What started as a small project, utilising the talents of a few skilled bakers amongst the women is going to develop into a longer term cafe project, to build a more extensive community space that will help foster relationships, confidence and community spirit. Rwanga Community IDP Camp Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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What started as a small project, utilising the talents of a few skilled bakers amongst the women is going to develop into a longer term cafe project, to build a more extensive community space that will help foster relationships, confidence and community spirit. Rwanga Community IDP Camp Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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What started as a small project, utilising the talents of a few skilled bakers amongst the women is going to develop into a longer term cafe project, to build a more extensive community space that will help foster relationships, confidence and community spirit. Rwanga Community IDP Camp Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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What started as a small project, utilising the talents of a few skilled bakers amongst the women is going to develop into a longer term cafe project, to build a more extensive community space that will help foster relationships, confidence and community spirit. Rwanga Community IDP Camp Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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What started as a small project, utilising the talents of a few skilled bakers amongst the women is going to develop into a longer term cafe project, to build a more extensive community space that will help foster relationships, confidence and community spirit. Rwanga Community IDP Camp Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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The Lotus Flower distribution point Bardarash Refugee Camp Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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A steady stream of residents at The Lotus Flower distribution point in Bardarash refugee camp for newly arrived Syrian Kurds. Bardarash Refugee Camp Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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A steady stream of residents at The Lotus Flower distribution point in Bardarash refugee camp for newly arrived Syrian Kurds. Bardarash Refugee Camp Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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The Lotus Flower distribution point Bardarash Refugee Camp Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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