Mother, daughter who escaped war-torn Iraq honored in Paterson for International Women's Day

Hiba Oudah and family opened the city's first Iraqi restaurant and bakery, Al Mazaq.

News 12 Staff

Mar 8, 2023, 6:02 PM

Updated 495 days ago

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A mother and her daughter who escaped war-torn Iraq were honored by officials in Paterson as part of International Women's Day on Wednesday.
Hiba Oudah says she remembers traveling with her mother from Iraq to Egypt first, before eventually settling in Paterson.
That's where they opened the city's first Iraqi restaurant and bakery, Al Mazaq.
The name of the restaurant means "taste of Iraq."  


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