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Iraq’s own Willy Wonka?

A displaced Iraqi, Rabeea, has opened a sweet factory using resources from Christian organisations designed to help people get back on their feet, and is employing other displaced people.

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Some of the workers at Erbil’s new sweet factory.| photo: WWM

He is producing traditional Iraqi sweets, sorjuq or halqoum. ‘We deliver our products to shops all over the country,’ he says. ‘But most of the sweets go to Suleymaniyah, Zakho and Shaklawa (towns across northeastern Iraq). We even have requests from abroad, but for now, with the current situation in our country, that is impossible.’