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