Barzani’s message persuades Kobani people go home
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani issued an official statement via the office of his presidency to call upon all the Kurds and the world to help rebuild the city of Kobani in Syria. Barzani's message resulted in different reactions locally and internationally.
The people of the city, who have been displaced to other cities, considered Barzani's message crucial and ask all the world countries to contribute to the reconstruction of Kobani.
Muslim Saleem, a refugee from Kobani, said "Barzani's message came in the right time and I am sure it will have positive impact on many countries to participate in rebuilding the city. All people from Kobani are sure that Barzani can play a crucial role in returning life to Kobani as he played an important role previously in not letting the city fall down,"
Ghareeb Esmat, another Kobani citizen, said "Barzani has always showed best standpoint toward Kobani people. It was Barzani who did not let Kobani down. I hope the time will come when all people are convinced to return to their homes in Kobani."
Most of the people who left Kobani did not believe that they could return to their homes after IS destroyed most of the houses and buildings in the city. Qassim Rasheed, who left his city because of the continuous war, said that people have different opinion after Barzani's statement as they all want to go back to their homes.
Barzani, in his message, called upon all Kurdish people and the world to help rebuild the ethnically Kurdish city.
The Barzani Charity Foundation has launched a campaign to win the international and national support to help rebuild the battle-scarred city.
“From the very first step, the Barzani Charity Foundation has donated more than $500,000 to this campaign,” said Musa Ahmad, Deputy President of the Barzani Charity Foundation.