From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
The number of people fleeing the conflict in Syria continues to rise.
Iraq's central government has closed its borders to most refugees but the Kurdish region has welcomed 90 percent of those seeking shelter in the country - almost all of them Syrian Kurds.
Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports, that living in Iraq has rekindled the refugees' nationalist spirit:
(Source: Al Jazeera)