IamA US citizen currently living and working less than 100 miles from ISIS frontlines in Iraq, and I'm directly affected by the Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis and Russia/Turkey conflict. AMA!
I'm a civilian living and working as a foreign resident in Iraqi Kurdistan. I have been here for about 7 months now. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have!
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EDIT: Sorry to have disappeared for a bit. Power outages are fun!
MORE EDITS: I'll be taking questions as they come up even when I'm not live - it just may take a little longer to answer because I do have work and there are power outages.
Other expats living in the region or kurds of reddit - feel free to weigh in where you see fit! I'm certainly no more qualified than anyone else living here to answer some of these questions.
Some of you have requested links to organizations that you can purchase from or donate to in order to help alleviate the current refugee crisis. I can verify that all the following sites represent organizations doing real work to help refugees in Iraq and neighboring countries who have been displaced because of ISIS. There are a variety of organizations - ranging from helping pay for boat patrols that look for sunken migrant ships off the coast of Turkey to organizations paying for surgeries for children in the camps. I'll answer any questions I can concerning the work different organizations are doing as well.