Security situation in Shangal

2021/11/04-1636785126.jpg
Read: 2454     15:00     13 Ноябрь 2021    

"Every region has problems that are different from other regions," said Austrian political scientist Thomas Schmidinger, a researcher of ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East.

"Tension prevails in the Sinjar region in the places of residence of the Yezidi population. The security situation remains unstable. The situation is complicated by the presence of militias from several sides, such as: Kurdish detachments, PKK, Yezidi self-defense detachments, government troops, Peshmerga forces in Kurdistan in Iraq, detachments supported by Iran, etc.

The security situation is of great concern to the returning Yezidis. Next to the Yezidi villages there are Arab villages in which both local Arabs and populated live. Many of the Arabs are supporters and adherents of ISIS, and some even fought for ISIS.

For many survivors of the Yazidi genocide, there can be no question of returning to life next to their persecutors. But some families have returned to the city of Snoni, where the security situation is relatively better," says Thomas Schmidinger.

Humanitarian aid as the first step

The leader of the development company Yan Yesen helped to create several greenhouses as development projects for repatriates.

Apart from the difficult security situation and the destruction of infrastructure, the biggest problem is the lack of employment opportunities. The development promoter wants to prove that life here is relatively possible, even when it is impossible to earn a lot of money. Greenhouses provide families with an income of up to $150.

"Peace and stability require a political solution agreed by all participants in the Sinjar region. There will be no peaceful solution without it," says Thomas Schmidinger.

The Yezidi families will not return to the village until the security situation is fully restored.

Local resident Hodedai smiles shyly, as if asking too much, but speaks with clear conviction: "All I want is a life for my family and my Yezidi people in the land of our ancestors."

Kristina Schleck / KHS





Tags: #yazidis   #ezidi   #yezidis  



Security situation in Shangal

2021/11/04-1636785126.jpg
Read: 2455     15:00     13 Ноябрь 2021    

"Every region has problems that are different from other regions," said Austrian political scientist Thomas Schmidinger, a researcher of ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East.

"Tension prevails in the Sinjar region in the places of residence of the Yezidi population. The security situation remains unstable. The situation is complicated by the presence of militias from several sides, such as: Kurdish detachments, PKK, Yezidi self-defense detachments, government troops, Peshmerga forces in Kurdistan in Iraq, detachments supported by Iran, etc.

The security situation is of great concern to the returning Yezidis. Next to the Yezidi villages there are Arab villages in which both local Arabs and populated live. Many of the Arabs are supporters and adherents of ISIS, and some even fought for ISIS.

For many survivors of the Yazidi genocide, there can be no question of returning to life next to their persecutors. But some families have returned to the city of Snoni, where the security situation is relatively better," says Thomas Schmidinger.

Humanitarian aid as the first step

The leader of the development company Yan Yesen helped to create several greenhouses as development projects for repatriates.

Apart from the difficult security situation and the destruction of infrastructure, the biggest problem is the lack of employment opportunities. The development promoter wants to prove that life here is relatively possible, even when it is impossible to earn a lot of money. Greenhouses provide families with an income of up to $150.

"Peace and stability require a political solution agreed by all participants in the Sinjar region. There will be no peaceful solution without it," says Thomas Schmidinger.

The Yezidi families will not return to the village until the security situation is fully restored.

Local resident Hodedai smiles shyly, as if asking too much, but speaks with clear conviction: "All I want is a life for my family and my Yezidi people in the land of our ancestors."

Kristina Schleck / KHS





Tags: #yazidis   #ezidi   #yezidis