Sal's Shoes winter footwear was distributed in February 2016 in an informal settlement just outside the city of Dohuk in Northern Iraq. These displaced families are living under a bridge in tents. The temperature reached -11 the month before our distribution.
In January 2016 Sal's Shoes were distributed to displaced children in a tribe of Muslims who were displaced because they refused to accept the ideology of IS.
The Kirkuk area in Northern Iraq hosts among the largest populations of internally displaced people in Iraq, along with 4-5 other governates. Many of the children who received a pair of shoes did not own a pair. Many families like this one lost everything when they fled IS, and have had to try to start again with nothing, no job opportunities and no money and children to feed.