Sami’s Story

Sami’s Story

Sami "I was 12 years old when ISIS came." ? We had been living in Sinjar for 6 generations. Our home was our grandfather’s grandfather’s home. I went to school and I would spend my days playing with my friends.   It was the 3rd of August. It was very hot. I was...
Rasm’s Story

Rasm’s Story

Rasm "Many people did not make it and I still don't know if they are alive." ? Before ISIS came to our village I was the community leader and working as a shepherd for my cows and sheep.  At 2am, we got a call to say that ISIS was on their way.   Twenty of my...
Kado’s Story

Kado’s Story

Kado "It wasn’t easy when we arrived, I felt like life was against me" ? In Congo my wife and I were teachers. We were working and we had some security in our country. Then the rebels came and they killed my parents. They killed everyone, they did horrible things...
Agnes’ Story

Agnes’ Story

Agnes "My son was dead, I wanted the other family to lose someone too."   ? When I went to Tutapona for the first time, I had problems. I came here with my 5 children from South Sudan, and I had to leave my husband behind. I heard last April that he had died; he...
Francine’s Story

Francine’s Story

Francine "And there, I was the wife of four men." ? I lived with my mother, grandmother, my aunties and their husbands. There had been rebels in the Congo for many years, rebels from different tribes and areas. We had been safe, until now.   It was a rebel group...
Shana’s Story

Shana’s Story

Shana "We were sold to ISIS men" ? Our life in Sinjar was so good; my husband was working as a policeman and he adored our children. The day ISIS came, they separated the men from the women. They took 25 of my relatives and until now I still have not seen any of...
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