In Kurdish northern Iraq, signs of hope and stability are starting to show through the scars of war. But, despite this, Treeva Fenwick finds that there are reasons why some feel life was better under Saddam Hussein.
When we arrived in Irbil, there were no families waiting in the airport.
For security reasons, passengers were transported by bus to the outside gates to meet their relatives.
A frail man shuffled slowly towards us, with a stick. Tears streamed down his face as he saw his little sister, my mother, for the first time in 20 years.