While flee­ing from ISIS to Shin­gal a woman gave birth to a baby in a lo­cal school

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Has­san Shin­gali

Be­cause of the at­tacks of the ISIS (The Is­lamic State in Iraq and Sham) ter­ror­ists on sev­eral cities in Iraq , es­pe­cially Mo­sul and Tala­far, a town that is linked with the Mo­sul Prov­ince , thou­sands of people have fled to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion seek­ing a safe shel­ter to save their lives. The Kur­dis­tan Re­gion for its part has re­ceived them with open arms. Many of these ter­ri­fied people have left their homes and prop­er­ties and fled to Kur­dis­tan. The Kurds people who are known for their kind­ness and gen­eros­ity have given them a help­ing hand and wel­comed them into the Re­gion.

Since the ISIS group en­tered Tala­far and killed many people, thou­sands have fled to Shin­gal town for shel­ter. The Pesh­marga (The Kurd- ish se­cu­rity forces) have played a great role by co­op­er­at­ing with them; many of them have sought refuge in some com­mu­ni­ties ad­ja­cent to Shin­gal town while the ma­jor­ity is placed in the town it­self. This is the first time that Shin­gal ac­com­mo­dates such a great num­ber of people. Here, people live un­der harsh con­di­tions. They face many prob­lems be­cause of the lack of the elec­tric­ity in the town and lack of places to stay.

Though Shin­gal is a multi- eth­nic town of Mus­lims, Yazidis and Chris­tians, people still have their sense of hu­man­ity and gen­eros­ity and have re­ceived the refugees with kind­ness. Some of them have not rel­a­tives and they do not know any­one to share a home, but the lo­cal people help them with their needs. In one of the com­plexes, 15 min­utes away from Shin­gal, a woman gave birth to a baby in one of the schools that her fam­ily stays in. She must have suf­fered a lot due to the un­bear­able hot weather and lack of elec­tric­ity and even cold wa­ter.

Hashim, a Tala­far cit­i­zen, who came to one of the com­plexes said: "I and very many people have fled and left all of our prop­er­ties in our houses in Tala­far. We de­mand a swift re­ac­tion from the govern­ment to help us get back to our homes, and from the hu­man or­ga­ni­za­tions, we want them to lis­ten to our cries for ur­gent help," added Hashim.

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