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Iraq’s Displaced Yazidis Now Shivering In ‘Snow’Fled After IS Onslaught

Sally

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I think that out of all the refugees, the Yazidis are at the bottom of the list for those to be helped.


27/01/2015

Iraq’s Displaced Yazidis Now Shivering In ‘Snow’Fled After IS Onslaught



DOHUK, Iraq, Jan 24, (AFP): Last summer, tens of thousands of Yazidis faced searing heat as they fled a murderous jihadist onslaught in northern Iraq, but many survivors are now shivering in the snow. They first took precarious refuge on the barren heights of nearby Mount Sinjar, but most of them eventually made their way further afield to safety in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region. Sherzad Hussein lives in the Dawdia camp, in the Kurdish province of Dohuk and is one of the few to have housing units. “The snow that fell a few days ago has melted a bit but it’s still freezing at night,” said Sherzad Hussein, puffing clouds of warm breath into the frigid air as he energetically shovelled slabs of ice from the roof of his prefabricated shelter.

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Just having a roof puts the young man in a minority among those displaced from the Sinjar area when fighters from the Islamic State (IS) group launched a renewed drive in the north in August. Most of the 500,000 displaced people in Dohuk live in tent camps or are scattered in hotels, flats, schools and unfinished buildings, depending on what they can afford. When the Yazidis fled up Mount Sinjar to escape IS in August, they suffered through blistering heat that often reached 50 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) in a dramatic siege that captured world attention. Temperatures now drop below freezing.

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Oh my........ :cool:
 

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Bbbbbbut, the unprecedented coalition is on the move.....?
 

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