DOHUK, Iraq, (WJTV) – Rows and rows of tents full of countless refugee families fill the Khanke Refugee Camp in Dohuk, Iraq. “Every single refugee living in these camps has had to flee from ISIS, and ISIS has just come in and destroyed all there villages and cities. They didn’t start out being poor people most of them lived in neighborhoods just like you and I.”
Lydia Mathis, who’s no stranger to the war torn country gained a passion for refugees during her first visit to Iraq. So she mixed that with her passion for dance to bring a little art into the lives of children. Mathis says, “they walked into the class which was surprising to me and were just so excited to try everything, they wanted to work hard.”
Mathis found that most of the people in these camps deal with some kind of depression everyday. So when she returned this …