17 Abas, Soad & Melina

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Abas, Soad and their daughter Melina. 32 years old, 28 years old and 1 month old. Iraqi Kurds. | Abas and Soad are Kurdish. They fled the war in Iraq and hoped to arrive in Britain before Melina was born. But the couple came across dishonest smugglers who took all their savings and never helped them to cross. For over a year, Abas and Soad have been stuck without money in Grande-Synthe but they are trying to get through anyway. Soad gave birth in Dunkirk and volunteers gave her a crib. Abas hopes that with Brexit, the British government will allow migrants to cross the Channel. | Grande-Synthe, France. 2016.