Are they still able to go to school?
All the schools are closed and many children are getting bored staying at home and not seeing their friends.
Some of the teenagers I have spoken with are very worried that they are getting behind at school and will not be ready for their exams at the end of the year.
Do children still find time to play or enjoy
They do not go outside to play much and many of them cannot see their friends because their parents are scared to
let them outside.
How much do children understand what is happening
throughout the rest of Iraq?
Many children have uncles, aunts and cousins in Iraq.
They used to speak to them on the telephone sometimes
or even go and visit them, but since the war started they have heard nothing about what is happening to their relatives.
The only news children and their parents get now is through the radio and television.
What have kids told you about the war?
Konaw, 16 - "I am in the third year of secondary school and time is running out before my exams and I still cannot go to school. The Minister of Education called a meeting and there was a plan to reopen the schools but I don't know when this will happen. I hope it happens soon."
Skakwan, 15 - "I would like to be a car mechanic and I
want Kurdistan to be like Europe with good social
welfare, cars and telephones."
Ibraheem, 13, crying - "All my friends have gone away
and I can't see them. I hope my friends come back to
Perzeen and I see them again at school."