Why Yazidi refugees cannot leave refugee and displaced persons camps

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Read: 440     15:30     16 Август 2022    

Eight years have passed since the war and genocide of the Yazidi people in Iraq. But the Yazidi minority still lives in refugee camps both on the territory of Iraq and on the territory of Iraqi Kurdistan.

The local Yezidi media decided to interview members of the Yezidi minority in the camps.

Why the Yezidi population does not return to Sinjar (Shangal) to their homes, to their ancestral territories in spite of the difficult living conditions in tents, in which it is plus 50 degrees in the heat and minus 35 degrees in the cold. Which have no infrastructure, no water, no sewerage, lights outages, garbage dumps around the camps, etc.

One of the residents of the Yezidi IDP camp, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that they had been living in IDP camps for eight years, then corrected himself and clarified that this was not life, but existence. People here are like in the field, as their ancestors live without the benefits of civilization. And unfortunately, there is no end to it. There is total unemployment in the country, people have nowhere to go, because the cities and villages in which these people lived have been destroyed to the ground and no one is restoring them. Officials often threaten residents that the camps will close soon. Families who have returned to Shangal to their destroyed homes, they have the opportunity to rebuild their homes with their own money, but there are those who do not have the means to do so and they have to build tents and live next to their destroyed homes without receiving any help from the state.

The most terrible and dangerous thing is that the families of ISIS and their accomplices were resettled in the vicinity of the Yezidi villages. Their villages "grow like mushrooms after the rain," who and how finances these actions, the locals do not know, moreover, the resettled families of ISIS are given the arable land of the Yezidis, and what is a village without arable land? Nothing.

80% of camp residents are unemployed, young people have no future. Cases of suicide among young people have become more frequent.

Jamal Polo especially for Dengê Özdiya





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #aboutyazidis   #refugeesyazidi  



Why Yazidi refugees cannot leave refugee and displaced persons camps

2022/08/987-1660594898.jpg
Read: 441     15:30     16 Август 2022    

Eight years have passed since the war and genocide of the Yazidi people in Iraq. But the Yazidi minority still lives in refugee camps both on the territory of Iraq and on the territory of Iraqi Kurdistan.

The local Yezidi media decided to interview members of the Yezidi minority in the camps.

Why the Yezidi population does not return to Sinjar (Shangal) to their homes, to their ancestral territories in spite of the difficult living conditions in tents, in which it is plus 50 degrees in the heat and minus 35 degrees in the cold. Which have no infrastructure, no water, no sewerage, lights outages, garbage dumps around the camps, etc.

One of the residents of the Yezidi IDP camp, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that they had been living in IDP camps for eight years, then corrected himself and clarified that this was not life, but existence. People here are like in the field, as their ancestors live without the benefits of civilization. And unfortunately, there is no end to it. There is total unemployment in the country, people have nowhere to go, because the cities and villages in which these people lived have been destroyed to the ground and no one is restoring them. Officials often threaten residents that the camps will close soon. Families who have returned to Shangal to their destroyed homes, they have the opportunity to rebuild their homes with their own money, but there are those who do not have the means to do so and they have to build tents and live next to their destroyed homes without receiving any help from the state.

The most terrible and dangerous thing is that the families of ISIS and their accomplices were resettled in the vicinity of the Yezidi villages. Their villages "grow like mushrooms after the rain," who and how finances these actions, the locals do not know, moreover, the resettled families of ISIS are given the arable land of the Yezidis, and what is a village without arable land? Nothing.

80% of camp residents are unemployed, young people have no future. Cases of suicide among young people have become more frequent.

Jamal Polo especially for Dengê Özdiya





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #aboutyazidis   #refugeesyazidi