Photo of the Week: A brutal Kurdish winter

Children displaced by conflict to Kurdistan Region of Iraq – which experiences the country’s coldest temperatures – face the deadly threat of exposure to frigid winds and freezing rain. With just 52 per cent of overall funding secured so far, nearly 250,000 children will likely go without warm clothing.

In the photo, a UNICEF-supported distribution of essential winter supplies to displaced children in the mountainous Penjaween area in Sulaymaniyah Governorate, takes place on a snowy day.

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  1. It’s tough to see the suffering many go through, especially during the winter.