Yazidis, who had to leave their homes after the terrorist organization DEASH attacked Sinjar district of Mosul in 2014, have been living in camps under harsh conditions for 8 years.
Ezidis, who left their homes years ago due to DAESH but could not return to their homes due to the PKK’s presence in Sinjar, are waiting for the Sinjar Agreement to end the PKK’s presence in the district.
The Yazidis from Sinjar are calling on international institutions to help end their nomadic and refugee life and to end the PKK presence in Sinjar.
“We want to return to Sinjar, but we cannot return as long as the illegal forces (PKK) are there”
Emin Bahri İbrahim from Sinun district of Sinjar, who is staying in Sharya Refugee Camp in Duhok, said that he had to leave his home in Sinjar twice in the last 7 years.
İbrahim said, “We had to leave our house again 2 weeks ago. Nobody helps us and does nothing. The situation is very complicated because of the organizations in Sinjar.” said.
Calling on the international community and asking for help, İbrahim said:
“Since 2014, we have been calling out to the world public opinion, but no one hears our voice. We expect conditions to improve in Sinjar and for illegal groups (PKK) to leave our city. Only this way can we return. We do not want to live in camps. Because there are constantly fires, our tents and beds are on fire. “We are going through very difficult days under the scorching heat here. We want to return to Sinjar, but we cannot return as long as the illegal forces (PKK) are there.”
“The world’s superpowers and human rights organizations are not interested in our problems”
Sincar’s Faysal Osman Resho also stated that Sincar’s situation could not be worse than the current situation, “There are different forces out there and no one cares about us.” said.
Resho said, “The world’s superpowers and human rights organizations are not interested in our problems. Yazidis have been persecuted a lot and have not taken care of them. International forces and the Iraqi government have not taken care of us even once.” he said.
Stating that they have been living in tents for years and are now afraid to sleep, Reşo said:
“The world is pretending to be blind to the problems of the Yazidis. We complain to the UN, human rights organizations, the Iraqi government and other institutions. Let them find a solution for us now. Our situation cannot be worse than this. The Iraqi parliament should hold a special session on the problems of the Yazidis and find a solution.”
“No one owns our problems and finds solutions”
Yazidi Sami Hıdır is one of the people of Sinjar who left the district for the second time due to the clashes between the PKK and the Iraqi army.
“First we had to leave our house in 2014 because of DAESH. Now 1 month ago because of the PKK. Clashes were happening inside our house. As long as these illegal forces are in Sinjar, the conditions will not become normal.” said.
Complaining about the indifference of the world public opinion, Hıdır said, “No one owns our problems and finds solutions. Especially international organizations are very uninterested.” used the phrases.
“PKK members would come and hide inside our houses and open fire from there”
Pointing out that they had to flee Sinjar for the second time and settled in camps, Zozan Ali emphasized that they were afraid to leave their homes while they were in Sinjar.
Ali said, “We barely saved our lives. No one listens to our call. PKK members were coming and hiding inside our houses and they were opening fire from there. Our houses were turning into a clash area.” he said.
Student Alan Ziyad also said that he went to primary school and they had to leave Sinjar. “Now we live in camps, but there is no school here. Now it’s exam time. I don’t know what to do,” Ziyad said. said.
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