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Displaced Iraqi women turn to handicrafts for survival

BAGHDAD: Threading beads onto a fishing line to make a sparkling ornament, Lamia Rahim is one of dozens of Iraqi women displaced by violence who have turned to handicrafts to support their families. "It has been some time since we were displaced and my husband can’t find work," the mother-of-four told AFP. "It was down to me to take care of the family." Rahim, 41, is part of a local initiative set up to help families who fled jihadists and settled in a school in the city of Samarra, 100 kilometres (62 miles) north…