Essa, 10, sleeps at the Iraqi Safe House for Creativity, an orphanage in Baghdad, Iraq. He and his two brothers have been living there since 2008.
Children swim in the orphanage's pool.
Ali Kadhim Mohammed exercises at the orphanage. The 17-year-old has been living there since 2006. In 2007, he entered a swimming course and won several awards from the Iraqi national team. He is a student at the Institute of Computer Science.
Tariq, 23, has been living in the orphanage for nine years.
Nayef Nawaf and Tho Alfiqar pray with other children at sunset.
Ahmed showers at the orphanage. He and his three siblings were living with their father in a taxi.
Boys watch a movie together at the orphanage.
Abdullah Mahdi Kazim, 13, plays on the bunk beds.
Hussein, 7, poses for a portrait. He's a brother of Essa in the first photo.
Ahmed Nasir, 16, rests at the orphanage. His mother brought him there because she was unable to afford him, the orphanage said.
Nayef Nawaf, 11, plays in the water. The orphanage said his parents were killed in an ISIS invasion of his hometown of Fallujah.
Sharaf al-Din Abdul Hadi, 17, watches TV and comforts a young newcomer, Ahmed. Sharaf has been living with three of his brothers at this orphanage since 2007. He has seven other brothers and a mother who live elsewhere. Sharaf is the barber of the orphanage, and he likes to sing and play soccer.