Hanna and one of her sons. She is a widow of a former IS affiliate, now rejected by her community - Displacement camp, Iraq
NB: The Name was changed to protect the woman’s identity.
In displacement camps across Iraq, thousands of families perceived as affiliated to Islamic State group are now blocked from returning home. Their identity papers were confiscated by authorities and therefore are not allowed any movement in the country.
These families, often composed of widows and children, face community exclusion and revenge in their area of origin as well.
"My husband took the wrong path. He took my oldest son and left us to fight with Islamic State. They are both dead now, and I am alone in this camp with my young children. Three of them don't even have identity documents (ID). My husband destroyed our lives, me and my children suffer," the widow says.
According to IOM, nearly a fifth of displaced Iraqis list fear of discrimination and community exclusion as one of the main reason they don't return.
Photo: Tom Peyre-Costa/NRC