Yezidi IDPs in Dahuk on the verge of freezing

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Read: 1120     12:00     25 Декабрь 2021    

The Yezidis in the IDP camps in Dahuk do not feel a big difference between the temperature inside and outside the tent, without heaters and fuel for heating, people just freeze, only extra blankets and several layers of clothing save.

In the harsh winter cold, a 37-year-old Yezidi woman named Samira lights an oil heater for just two hours during the day because she has not received her share of kerosene and cannot afford to buy it at the market. Samira's youngest child is four months old, she has seven more children, the woman is afraid that her children will get sick.

"I do not know how to protect my children from the cold, most of the time you will find them under a blanket. Some time ago we bought only 40 liters of kerosene ourselves and we hope that this will last us for a long time, if we light the heater only on very cold and rainy days. We can't afford to buy more fuel, my husband works at the market selling beans, and I'm a housewife," says Samira.

Samira's family has been living in the Kabertu displaced persons camp in Dahuk Governorate for seven years. The temperature in Dahuk, depending on the weather in Kurdistan, ranges from 7 to 12 degrees Celsius and drops even more during rain and snow in mountainous areas.

Since the beginning of the cold and rainy season this year, displaced persons in the province of Dahuk have not received their share of kerosene from either the Government of Iraq or the Government of Kurdistan. Authorized persons postpone the distribution of kerosene from week to week, and at this time people suffer from difficult living conditions.

Iskandar Muhammad Amin, director of the Iraqi Department of Migration and Displacement in Dohuk, said: "Not a single displaced Yazidi family in Dohuk has received their share of fuel, and the reason lies in the Ministry of Migration and Displacement. Kerosene distribution is two months behind schedule this year. The share of the second phase of last year's fuel is still in warehouses, but its distribution depends on the decision of the ministry, the date and mechanism of the distribution process for this year are not yet clear.

According to the statistics of the Kurdistan Regional Government, there are more than 664,000 displaced persons in the region, including Yezidi refugees and displaced persons, most of them live in Dahuk, and some of them are distributed in 16 camps in this province. Most of the Yezidi families cannot return to their places of permanent residence due to deteriorating security conditions, lack of basic services and the destruction of their homes.

Temperatures in the areas where the vast majority of Yazidi refugees live, especially in Dahuk and other areas of Kurdistan, are lower compared to other governorates of Iraq, so it is natural that they need more fuel for heating.

The Yezidi people live in such inhumane conditions, they were subjected to genocide in the 21st century on their ancestral lands. And many of them prefer death on the road leading to Europe than to live in camps that look like Nazi concentration camps in Kurdistan and Iraq.

Ammar Aziz - Dahuk





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Yezidi IDPs in Dahuk on the verge of freezing

2021/12/01-1640412186.jpg
Read: 1121     12:00     25 Декабрь 2021    

The Yezidis in the IDP camps in Dahuk do not feel a big difference between the temperature inside and outside the tent, without heaters and fuel for heating, people just freeze, only extra blankets and several layers of clothing save.

In the harsh winter cold, a 37-year-old Yezidi woman named Samira lights an oil heater for just two hours during the day because she has not received her share of kerosene and cannot afford to buy it at the market. Samira's youngest child is four months old, she has seven more children, the woman is afraid that her children will get sick.

"I do not know how to protect my children from the cold, most of the time you will find them under a blanket. Some time ago we bought only 40 liters of kerosene ourselves and we hope that this will last us for a long time, if we light the heater only on very cold and rainy days. We can't afford to buy more fuel, my husband works at the market selling beans, and I'm a housewife," says Samira.

Samira's family has been living in the Kabertu displaced persons camp in Dahuk Governorate for seven years. The temperature in Dahuk, depending on the weather in Kurdistan, ranges from 7 to 12 degrees Celsius and drops even more during rain and snow in mountainous areas.

Since the beginning of the cold and rainy season this year, displaced persons in the province of Dahuk have not received their share of kerosene from either the Government of Iraq or the Government of Kurdistan. Authorized persons postpone the distribution of kerosene from week to week, and at this time people suffer from difficult living conditions.

Iskandar Muhammad Amin, director of the Iraqi Department of Migration and Displacement in Dohuk, said: "Not a single displaced Yazidi family in Dohuk has received their share of fuel, and the reason lies in the Ministry of Migration and Displacement. Kerosene distribution is two months behind schedule this year. The share of the second phase of last year's fuel is still in warehouses, but its distribution depends on the decision of the ministry, the date and mechanism of the distribution process for this year are not yet clear.

According to the statistics of the Kurdistan Regional Government, there are more than 664,000 displaced persons in the region, including Yezidi refugees and displaced persons, most of them live in Dahuk, and some of them are distributed in 16 camps in this province. Most of the Yezidi families cannot return to their places of permanent residence due to deteriorating security conditions, lack of basic services and the destruction of their homes.

Temperatures in the areas where the vast majority of Yazidi refugees live, especially in Dahuk and other areas of Kurdistan, are lower compared to other governorates of Iraq, so it is natural that they need more fuel for heating.

The Yezidi people live in such inhumane conditions, they were subjected to genocide in the 21st century on their ancestral lands. And many of them prefer death on the road leading to Europe than to live in camps that look like Nazi concentration camps in Kurdistan and Iraq.

Ammar Aziz - Dahuk





Tags: #yazidis   #yezid   #yazidis#yezids#ezidi#sindjar#shangal