A refugee carries mattresses for his family to their shelter. Domiz Refugee Camp run by UNHCR was established by local authorities in April 2012 to host the Syrian Kurds. The camp located 20 kms southeast of Dohuk city, in Iraqi Kurdistan and some 60 km from the Syria/Iraq border. The Kurdish authorities are keeping the borders open for Syrians of Kurdish origin. According to official UNHCR statistics about 67'000 people have come to the camp.