War ravaged people
In the newly arrived refugee camp Al Khazir on 1 December 2016 when I struggled to understand the plight of these war ravaged people, there were a few “comments” made to me by people still worried for their safety, still fearful for their lives and fearful of being tracked down and killed. I share them here because knowledge is power and we must all learn.
Badouz witnessed 7 Russian helicopters landing with “high money” for supporting ISIS.
“Within 28 hours all our property was gone” “80 sheep””My whole life” This family has been in Camp for 1 month, they are from Mosul. A mother, daughter and five children, altogether the family has 11 people dispersed between two camps.
The 2003 Golden Division, trained by US forces, liberated them but sadly their sheep had already been taken. 28 people were taken to a school for evacuation, as she cried of happiness she stated, “We are all better here in the hands of the Peshmerga and in the camp.” “We just want to go home.”