Iraq’s Kurds: Oil rich, still poor

October 12, 2016 0

Sitting cross-legged on the floor of his makeshift home outside of Erbil, Ahmed Qussai scoops up his youngest son from a mattress on the concrete floor, and kisses him on the cheek. The 42-year-old former oil worker rocks the child back and forth as he tries to calm his tired cries. It’s hard to find a quiet place in the overcrowded Debaga camp for the displaced that Qussai has called home for the past eight months.

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Iraq’s Kurds: Oil rich, still poor

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