Syrian Refugee Barber Provides Haircuts To Iraqis Displaced By Violence

September 20, 2014 5:43 PM

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Syrian Refugee Barber Provides Haircuts To Iraqis Displaced By Violence

Nawan remembers how powerful a simple gesture can be. As a barber forced to leave his home country of Syria due to civil war and benefiting from the generosity of strangers in the process, the 20-year-old said he now wants to be the one helping those in similar circumstances.

That's why he -- along with five other young Syrian refugees -- helped set up an impromptu barbershop in Iraq's Badjet-Kandela camp, where several Iraqi IDPs (internally displaced persons) took advantage of their free services, Liene Veide, a public information officer for the UN Refugee Agency (UNH...

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