Education Whilst Displaced

  • Photographer
    Maranie Staab
  • Prize
    1st Place / Editorial / Press/War / Conflict
  • Jury Top 5 Selection

    Christina Force I am firstly looking for beautiful evocative photography, which conveys a message clearly. Text which helps me understand more about the series is really important. Finally, I always love a good concept, which helps convey a message more powerfully. All the chosen top 5 contain these elements.

  • University/School
    Syracuse University

One consequence of displacement—whether it be due to conflict, poverty, environmental, or other—is the disruption of education for children and young adults.For the Yazidis displaced from Sinjar, Iraq in August 2014 education was halted as thousands were forced to flee and has yet to resume the regularity or attendance that existed in Sinjar. Within the Bajad Kandala displacement camp in Iraqi Kurdistan one school operates and the majority of makeshift educational efforts are being made by other displaced Yezidis, some former teachers, all intent on stemming the deterioration of young minds.

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