Class XX (2022-2023)

5. Rebwar Mohamed

Iraq


Rebwar is a Kurd from Iraq and spent the first two decades of his life in Iraq. There, he graduated as a Geography teacher but did not have the chance to teach due to instability and conflict in his country in the years after graduation. He then migrated to the United Kingdom and stayed there for almost 14 years. In those years, he was fortunate to meet people from all corners of the world and interact with different cultures and communities, which enabled him to view the world from a broader perspective. 


Rebwar completed a Diploma in translation in the UK and worked as a freelance translator for a few years, before completing a BA in International Relations at the University of Westminster. In 2013, Rebwar returned to Iraq and started working in the humanitarian sector, serving refugees mainly from Syria, Iran, and Turkey as well as Internally Displaced People (IDP) from central and north of Iraq, who were forced to flee their areas of origin in the aftermath of ISIS attacks in 2014. In 2016, he joined UNHCR as a Field Associate, and is still working in this position, overseeing two IDP camps and one refugee camp for Syrians which collectively house 3000 families/15000 individuals.