Since the beginning of last summer, ISIS attacks have driven some 850,000 innocents to Iraqi Kurdistan. More than 100,000 children between the ages of 1 and 5 have arrived in Kurdistan with little protection for their feet — only sandals or sometimes nothing at all.
Spirit of America, an organization dedicated to providing American relief to countries around the world, has been providing boots to the neediest young refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan. The “Escaping ISIS” photo gallery below includes stories and photos of young and old refugees alike, who have found safe haven in Iraqi Kurdistan. If you feel compelled to help, you can also donate to Spirit of America to put boots on children that need them the most.