Iraq: more than 700 members of the Yezidi minority were killed by mines in Sinjar

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In 2014, during the invasion of Iraq by the terrorist group ISIS, tens of thousands of people were killed and wounded in the territory of the Yazidi minority, and thousands more are still in captivity. Not only was the genocide of the Yezidi people committed, but after the withdrawal, the ISIS terrorists mined all the surrounding villages where the Yezidis lived. Mines are laid in almost all ruins, in fields, in cities, most of the sewers, sewers, and power supply facilities are mined.

The Ministry of the Environment of Iraq intends to launch a national mine action strategy (2022-2028) to reduce accidents caused by mines of the local Yezidi population. From 2014 to 2022, more than 700 victims among Yezidis were recorded because of exploding ammunition and mines.

The villages where the Yezidi population lived have not been cleared to date.

According to the International Committee of the Red Cross: Iraq is one of the countries that has mined territories with explosive ordnance, almost 8.5 million Iraqis live among these deadly remnants of war.

According to an Iraqi official: throughout Iraq, the number of mine victims registered in the department's database has reached 30,000 people, while Sinjar remains the province most stuffed with mines and unexploded ordnance. The Department conducts more than one campaign a month to raise awareness of the local Yezidi population about the dangers of mines and how to handle unexploded ordnance.

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Iraq: more than 700 members of the Yezidi minority were killed by mines in Sinjar

2022/06/004-1656136702.jpg
Read: 382     15:00     25 Июнь 2022    

In 2014, during the invasion of Iraq by the terrorist group ISIS, tens of thousands of people were killed and wounded in the territory of the Yazidi minority, and thousands more are still in captivity. Not only was the genocide of the Yezidi people committed, but after the withdrawal, the ISIS terrorists mined all the surrounding villages where the Yezidis lived. Mines are laid in almost all ruins, in fields, in cities, most of the sewers, sewers, and power supply facilities are mined.

The Ministry of the Environment of Iraq intends to launch a national mine action strategy (2022-2028) to reduce accidents caused by mines of the local Yezidi population. From 2014 to 2022, more than 700 victims among Yezidis were recorded because of exploding ammunition and mines.

The villages where the Yezidi population lived have not been cleared to date.

According to the International Committee of the Red Cross: Iraq is one of the countries that has mined territories with explosive ordnance, almost 8.5 million Iraqis live among these deadly remnants of war.

According to an Iraqi official: throughout Iraq, the number of mine victims registered in the department's database has reached 30,000 people, while Sinjar remains the province most stuffed with mines and unexploded ordnance. The Department conducts more than one campaign a month to raise awareness of the local Yezidi population about the dangers of mines and how to handle unexploded ordnance.

Mlêtê Êzidî





Tags: #yezidis   #yazidis   #sindjar   #ezidi