Map of Displacement is an interactive documentary produced by DARST through the collaboration between the Iraqi Photo Agency Metrography and a team of international writers.
Over the past year Iraq has slid into near chaos after ISIS militants took control of large swathes of territory in the west and north of the country. The Iraqi Army, Shia militia, and Kurdish Peshmerga all supported by air assaults by an international coalition, have been unable to push the extremists out.
Civilians, irrespective of their religion or ethnicity, have become caught in the crossfire and millions have fled their homes. It is these men, women, and children who are the true victims of this intractable conflict. Map of Displacement is the story of the millions of Iraqis forced from their homes.
Iraq is now contending with one of the largest internally displaced populations (IDP) in the world, with over three million people driven from their homes since January 2014. The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), alone, is host to more than 1.5 million displaced persons.