PAX Helps the IDP in Duhok

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Has­san Shin­gali

Thou­sands of IDP have en­tered the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion flee­ing from the at­tacks of the Is­lamic State. The gov­ern­ment here has pro­vided them with ba­sic as­sis­tance. The Kur­dish gov­ern­ment also asked the hu­man­i­tar­ian or­ga­ni­za­tions and many NGOs to do what­ever nec­es­sary to help th­ese vic­tims. The term hu­man­ity is a huge word for or­ga­ni­za­tions that as­sist and act in con­flict ar­eas since many of the vul­ner­a­ble fam­i­lies lose their dig­nity and safety which are two main hu­man char­ac­ter­is­tics.

Dur­ing the re­cent at­tacks of the ISIS on Zu­mar and Shin­gal, many or­ga­ni­za­tions have shown the IDP's vul­ner­a­bil­ity. Th­ese peo­ple are in dire need of as­sis­tance. It is almost im­pos­si­ble to make th­ese vic­tims nor­mal again. Sup­ply­ing th­ese war-af­fected peo­ple with food and shel­ter is not enough. They need pro­fes­sional psy­cho­log­i­cal ther­apy to re­turn back to their nor­mal ex­is­tence. They have lost their dig­nity and self es­teem. It is the job of the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to help th­ese peo­ple to lead an or­di­nary life again. The UN, UNECEF, Harikar, UNAMI, ACTED, Save the Chil­dren, ACF and many other Or­ga­ni­za­tions have to act ur­gently to save th­ese poor souls.

PAX is a Dutch or­ga­ni­za­tion that works in war-torn ar­eas. It co­op­er­ates with the lo­cal au­thor­i­ties to find the best so­lu­tions for vic­tims of an armed con­flict. It pro­vides fi­nan­cial support as well. PAX has many ob­jec­tives. One of them is "We are all Hu­mans."It has am­bas­sadors of the cit­i­zens in most of the Iraqi gov­er­norates. Zuhair Kh. Lazgeen, the PAX am­bas­sador in Duhok city, said," In each gover­norate there is a plat­form which works for the rights of mi­nori­ties. The am­bas­sadors and the plat­form work to im­prove the cir­cum­stances that peo­ple live in. They work with youths of all the com­mu­ni­ties," added Lazgeen. Pax does not ad­dress only the rights of mi­nori­ties but it also ad­dresses their aware­ness of peace and se­cu­rity. Many ac­tiv­i­ties have been su­per­vised by Pax. One of them was con­ducted re­cently in Duhok city with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of its am­bas­sador Zuhair Kh­elo who has played a great role in dis­tribut­ing the ba­sic needs to the of IDP and ad­dress­ing their suf­fer­ings. Kids were the ones who were taken care of in one of the schools in the city. The am­bas­sadors are al­ways, of course, will­ing to help the mem­bers of the mi­nori­ties groups like Yazidis, Chris­tians and Shabaks.

PAX is a Dutch or­ga­ni­za­tion that works in war-torn ar­eas. It co­op­er­ates with the lo­cal au­thor­i­ties to find the best so­lu­tions for vic­tims of an armed con­flict.

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