Six Yazidi suicides in two weeks in camps for displaced persons in Iraq

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Read: 384     15:30     25 Май 2022    

In just the past two weeks, six citizens of Yazidi nationality have committed suicide in camps for displaced persons in Iraq, while the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government have no plans to help Yazidi refugees in basic life services to avoid such incidents.

"The suicide rate has increased in 2022, and all stakeholders are partly responsible for negligence," says Lt. Col. Falah Hassan, director of the Sinjar Office for Combating Violence against Women, affiliated with the Kurdistan Regional Government.

There are more than 12,000 displaced Yazidis in the Bersiv-1 and Bersiv-2 camps, most of whom came from Sinjar District, the western part of Nineveh Province.
According to a Yazidi refugee who wanted to remain unknown, "life in the camps is unbearable, for more than 8 years we have been living like in Nazi concentration camps, and maybe worse, we live in tents whose temperature reaches +50 degrees in summer and -35 degrees in winter. There is constantly no fuel, water, light, sewerage, food, medical care, all humanitarian aid is being stolen, almost nothing reaches us. There are no prospects for the future for our youth, we are simply dying a slow but certain death in these camps.

At the same time, Lieutenant Colonel Falah reports to local media: "We have reviewed dozens of cases of violence against women. We have done everything possible to reduce the phenomenon of suicide by organizing sessions and seminars inside and outside the camps, even though the participants of these sessions do not listen to what we say and do what is in their head."

According to the monitoring of "KirkukNow", from the beginning of this year to May 16, more than 17 cases of suicide were recorded among the Yezidis in the Dohuk camps, as well as in Sinjar, 11 of them women and 6 men. During the same period, more than 10 Yezidi citizens were killed.
Yazidis make up 30 percent of the total 664,000 displaced people in Kurdistan, and armed clashes that broke out in Sinjar earlier this month led to the return of almost two thousand families to the camps.

Dengê Êzdiyan





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Six Yazidi suicides in two weeks in camps for displaced persons in Iraq

2022/05/65-1653464489.jpg
Read: 385     15:30     25 Май 2022    

In just the past two weeks, six citizens of Yazidi nationality have committed suicide in camps for displaced persons in Iraq, while the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government have no plans to help Yazidi refugees in basic life services to avoid such incidents.

"The suicide rate has increased in 2022, and all stakeholders are partly responsible for negligence," says Lt. Col. Falah Hassan, director of the Sinjar Office for Combating Violence against Women, affiliated with the Kurdistan Regional Government.

There are more than 12,000 displaced Yazidis in the Bersiv-1 and Bersiv-2 camps, most of whom came from Sinjar District, the western part of Nineveh Province.
According to a Yazidi refugee who wanted to remain unknown, "life in the camps is unbearable, for more than 8 years we have been living like in Nazi concentration camps, and maybe worse, we live in tents whose temperature reaches +50 degrees in summer and -35 degrees in winter. There is constantly no fuel, water, light, sewerage, food, medical care, all humanitarian aid is being stolen, almost nothing reaches us. There are no prospects for the future for our youth, we are simply dying a slow but certain death in these camps.

At the same time, Lieutenant Colonel Falah reports to local media: "We have reviewed dozens of cases of violence against women. We have done everything possible to reduce the phenomenon of suicide by organizing sessions and seminars inside and outside the camps, even though the participants of these sessions do not listen to what we say and do what is in their head."

According to the monitoring of "KirkukNow", from the beginning of this year to May 16, more than 17 cases of suicide were recorded among the Yezidis in the Dohuk camps, as well as in Sinjar, 11 of them women and 6 men. During the same period, more than 10 Yezidi citizens were killed.
Yazidis make up 30 percent of the total 664,000 displaced people in Kurdistan, and armed clashes that broke out in Sinjar earlier this month led to the return of almost two thousand families to the camps.

Dengê Êzdiyan





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis   #aboutyazidis   #humanrights   #genocideyazidis