Diwan Hotel Camp, Erbil

The ongoing conflict with ISIS, combined with the resulting refugee crisis and reduced business activity, has put tremendous strain on the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The economic boom which until 2014 seemed to be turning Erbil into the next Dubai has come to a sudden end. Throughout the city stand half-built luxury apartments, offices and hotels.

In the shadow of a partially completed hotel in the new business quarter of Erbil, a small camp houses refugees.