From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
A border crossing between the Kurdish Region of northern Iraq and Syria has become a lifeline for thousands of Syrians.
About 150 people seeking refuge or to buy essential supplies cross a river every day, carrying what they can.
In Syria there is a shortage of nearly everything, and, for now, the open border allows people to bring back the basic items their families need to survive.
Al Jazeera's Omar al-Saleh reports from Fieshkhabor on the Iraqi-Syrian border: