Expensive school supplies – new difficulties for families of Yazidi refugees
In Iraq and Kurdistan, the prices of school supplies have increased by almost 100%, which creates a financial burden for the families of Yazidi refugees. The Government of Iraq provides only 30% of the necessary amount of assistance, and families demand to ease the conditions for receiving assistance and increase its volume.
The high cost of school supplies is a serious problem for Yazidi refugee families. Many of these families have lost their homes and livelihoods due to the wars and persecution they have faced. They are struggling to make ends meet, and the rising prices of school supplies are just another problem they will have to face in the new school year. The Iraqi Government and international organizations must do more to help these families. They should also work to address the root causes of the problem, such as the persecution of Yazidis.
In the meantime, there are a few things that Yazidi refugee families can do to offset the cost of school supplies. They may try to find cheaper alternatives, they may try to get help from their Yazidi community, for example, through donations or fundraising.
It is important to remember that education is important for Yazidi refugee children. This is their ticket to a better future, and they should not be denied this opportunity due to financial constraints. The Government of Iraq and international organizations should do everything possible to help these families pay for school supplies so that their children can continue their education.