In northern Iraq's vast desert Khazer camp, residents are opening street stalls, taking on odd jobs and trying out entirely new professions, anything to scrape out a living.
Nashwan Yousef fled the mostly Christian village of Qaraqosh, where he owned a supermarket, and headed towards Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region.
He now lives in Ashti camp in Sulaymaniyah, where he has managed to open another smaller supermarket, with support from the church.
"I will go back to Qaraqosh as soon as it is safe," he said. "I want to rebuild my destroyed house, even if I have to live in a tent in front of the house until I can do so."
Writing by Bushra Shakhshir