International | Displaced Iraqi and Syrian women work at a sewing workshop while awaiting asylum
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/28/19, 12:09 pm
IRAQ: This edition of Globe Trot is coming to you from Hopeful Hands, a sewing workshop located in the basement of the Alliance evangelical church in Erbil. This enterprise employs women whose families were displaced by ISIS in Iraq and Syria. They’ve lost everything, for years now, and many await asylum in Australia and elsewhere. Jobs are hard to come by, and some women travel 90 minutes by bus from camps.