"Tragedy" in Shangal: Yazidi refugees and internally displaced persons freeze due to snowfall and negligence of the Iraqi authorities

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Local officials in Shangal are calling on the authorities to aid Yezidi residents and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Sardasht camp located on Mount Shangal.

"Neither the government nor humanitarian organizations have provided any support to the Yezidi internally displaced persons in freezing conditions," the head of the Sinuni district said— "this is a tragedy."

Internally displaced persons are experiencing severe suffering due to the incessant snowfall, which has blocked all roads leading to Mount Shangal, and the power supply to the camp has been cut off for the last 24 hours after the collapse of power transmission poles.

Majid Shingali criticized the government's negligent attitude to the situation of displaced persons, especially in light of the noticeable decrease in temperature, noting that displaced persons are in "tragic conditions."

Singali reports that the situation of displaced Yazidis throughout Iraq very heavy, and still had not received any aid to the Yazidis on the mountain nor Shangal, nor in the region of Kurdistan".

"On the mountain Shangal was a lot of snow, and displaced persons are in a tragic situation," said Shingali, adding that "the Iraqi army opened several roads".

A member of the Council of Representatives of Iraq called on the federal government to "account for the funds allocated for displaced Yezidis from 2014 to the present," adding: "We have strong suspicions that most of the allocated funds went into the pockets of corrupt officials and thieves."

The situation in the camps for displaced persons and refugees of Dahuk is no better than the situation of displaced persons on Mount Shangal, especially in light of the low temperatures at present.

Ali Shabo, director of the camp for displaced persons on Mount Shangal, called on the High Commission for Human Rights, the United Nations and the relevant authorities for displaced persons to help the camp residents after the recent snowfall, while warning of a humanitarian catastrophe.

"We appeal to all the above-mentioned parties to provide assistance to the residents of the camp on Mount Shangal, especially since hundreds of families were trapped as a result of heavy snowfall.

If the current weather conditions persist, they will lead to a humanitarian catastrophe for the Yezidi citizens living in the Sardasht camp," the head of the camp said.

Heavy snowfalls covered part of Iraq, in some areas there was about a meter of snow. It is noted that snowfall is an extremely rare phenomenon for Iraq, as it is one of the hottest countries in the world. In 2020, the capital Baghdad was covered with snow for the first time since 1914.

Heavy snowfalls are falling in several mountainous regions of Kurdistan, which led to the closure of a number of roads, in some regions 60 cm of snow fell in 24 hours.

Mlêtê Êzidî





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"Tragedy" in Shangal: Yazidi refugees and internally displaced persons freeze due to snowfall and negligence of the Iraqi authorities

2022/01/04-1642838307.jpg
Read: 768     15:00     22 ЯНВАРЬ 2022    

Local officials in Shangal are calling on the authorities to aid Yezidi residents and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Sardasht camp located on Mount Shangal.

"Neither the government nor humanitarian organizations have provided any support to the Yezidi internally displaced persons in freezing conditions," the head of the Sinuni district said— "this is a tragedy."

Internally displaced persons are experiencing severe suffering due to the incessant snowfall, which has blocked all roads leading to Mount Shangal, and the power supply to the camp has been cut off for the last 24 hours after the collapse of power transmission poles.

Majid Shingali criticized the government's negligent attitude to the situation of displaced persons, especially in light of the noticeable decrease in temperature, noting that displaced persons are in "tragic conditions."

Singali reports that the situation of displaced Yazidis throughout Iraq very heavy, and still had not received any aid to the Yazidis on the mountain nor Shangal, nor in the region of Kurdistan".

"On the mountain Shangal was a lot of snow, and displaced persons are in a tragic situation," said Shingali, adding that "the Iraqi army opened several roads".

A member of the Council of Representatives of Iraq called on the federal government to "account for the funds allocated for displaced Yezidis from 2014 to the present," adding: "We have strong suspicions that most of the allocated funds went into the pockets of corrupt officials and thieves."

The situation in the camps for displaced persons and refugees of Dahuk is no better than the situation of displaced persons on Mount Shangal, especially in light of the low temperatures at present.

Ali Shabo, director of the camp for displaced persons on Mount Shangal, called on the High Commission for Human Rights, the United Nations and the relevant authorities for displaced persons to help the camp residents after the recent snowfall, while warning of a humanitarian catastrophe.

"We appeal to all the above-mentioned parties to provide assistance to the residents of the camp on Mount Shangal, especially since hundreds of families were trapped as a result of heavy snowfall.

If the current weather conditions persist, they will lead to a humanitarian catastrophe for the Yezidi citizens living in the Sardasht camp," the head of the camp said.

Heavy snowfalls covered part of Iraq, in some areas there was about a meter of snow. It is noted that snowfall is an extremely rare phenomenon for Iraq, as it is one of the hottest countries in the world. In 2020, the capital Baghdad was covered with snow for the first time since 1914.

Heavy snowfalls are falling in several mountainous regions of Kurdistan, which led to the closure of a number of roads, in some regions 60 cm of snow fell in 24 hours.

Mlêtê Êzidî





Tags: #yazidis   #yezids   #shangal