Projects: Mesopotamia, USA.: Mesopotamia, USA.

Faris Rafo and Munquidha Hanna, Iraqi refugees who fled terror in their country to resettle in the United States, are shocked at the news of the terrorist attack on the Boston marathon. Faris, Munquidha and their three children are from Baghdad. They both worked for KBR, a company that serviced the British Embassy. Shiite militias came to their house and threatened to kill them if they didn't leave. They moved to a different neighborhood, but continued to receive threats, as did their children, so they fled to Lebanon. Faris used some of the resettlement money to buy a car and is studying to get his license. They both are taking English as a second language courses. They hope to find jobs, build a future for their children, have a better life and peace of mind, but even in the US they are not beyond the effects of terror and violence.Madison Heights, MI, USA.
Mesopotamia, USA., April 2013

Faris Rafo and Munquidha Hanna, Iraqi refugees who fled terror in their country to resettle in the United States, are shocked at the news of the terrorist attack on the Boston marathon. Faris, Munquidha and their three children are from Baghdad. They both worked for KBR, a company that serviced the British Embassy. Shiite militias came to their house and threatened to kill them if they didn't leave. They moved to a different neighborhood, but continued to receive threats, as did their children, so they fled to Lebanon. Faris used some of the resettlement money to buy a car and is studying to get his license. They both are taking English as a second language courses. They hope to find jobs, build a future for their children, have a better life and peace of mind, but even in the US they are not beyond the effects of terror and violence. 

Madison Heights, MI, USA.