My Day at a Yazidi Camp in Duhok, Iraq

Posted by Ravi Zacharias, on August 16, 2017
Topic: Blog

I have spent today visiting the Essian Camp in Duhok, Iraq. Around 15,000 Yazidi’s are currently living in this IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) Camp. What a story of survival and triumph. 23 million have been killed over the last seven centuries. But they outrun their tormentors.

God, through Samaritan’s Purse, is doing amazing things. I am loving every minute here. My heart is touched beyond words. I had the privilege of praying with the workers at this camp. I feel as though I can easily spend months here.

Thank you for your continued prayers and encouragement as God opens doors for our team in this region. I will write more later as I am able. For now, I wanted to share a few snapshots with you… 


Around 15,000 Yazidi people live in this IDP Camp in Duhok.

Dozens of Yazidi children followed us around the camp today.

A sweet little boy looking out of his tent.

A sweet little Yazidi girl. Her eyes look so sad.

A lovely Yazidi family proudly holding a Bible in their hand that “brought life to my family.” It’s a family with six children and he says he wants six more!! Pray for his wife :):)

Amazing kids. They smile even amid the ruins.

With our host Sami Dagher and the lead Yazidi worker.