Afran’s Story

Afran’s Story

Afran "Now I have a hope to make my life better and to change the lives of those around me." ? My name is Afran*. I was living in Sinjar with my family as a high school student when we heard ISIS was coming, so the next day we decided to leave Sinjar mountain. It...
Gilya’s Story

Gilya’s Story

Gilya* "I try to provide everything for my family, as much as I can." ? I’m from North Shingal. My life was good before I got married. I had a rich family, we wore nice clothes. It was a good life. We had a big family. I had nine sisters and five brothers,...
Geoffrey’s Story

Geoffrey’s Story

Geoffrey "Even though the situation is still difficult we live happily, we sleep happily, we do everything happily - it prepares for us a way" ? “When the war broke out I saw that many people were leaving, everyone feared for their lives. Many people were...
Bizan’s Story

Bizan’s Story

Bizan* "I hope to be a teacher and help people and this nation the way that I have been helped by Tutapona." ? “Before ISIS came, life was so good in Sinjar. I was in my last year of high school. My whole family was there. My father and mother, 2 sisters...
Nadia’s Story

Nadia’s Story

Nadia* "We don’t lose hope and we don’t give up" ? Her eyes are closed. She is recalling the very worst day of her life. She flinches, takes a deep breath, then nods her head as the memories begin to play. She remembers the bullets, slamming into the ground...
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