After ISIS | Reviving Warzones Through Playgrounds | Nations


2nd March 2024

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After ISIS | Reviving Warzones Through Playgrounds

Meet Dan Liesik, a multiple tour platoon leader who engaged in combat missions during the United States campaign in Iraq. He was honorably discharged from service following injuries he received in the field and now builds playgrounds in impoverished and war torn areas with an organization called Kids Around The World.

Iraqi communities who were forced to flee during the war are now returning to their homes. But restoring cities previously home to hundreds of thousands of Iraqis is no easy task, and there is much work to be done. For Dan, helping to rebuild Iraq is an act of redemption which unites those returning to their homeland and heals the wounds of ISIS.