3,000 Yazidi Children Left Orphans After ISIS Rampage in Sinjar

3,000 Yazidi Children Left Orphans After ISIS Rampage in Sinjar

The Directorate of Yazidi Abductees Affairs in Dohuk province in the Kurdistan Region reported on Saturday that near 3,000 Yazidi children were left orphans as a result of the atrocities conducted against Yazidis by ISIS militants in Sinjar.

AhlulBayt News Agency - The Directorate of Yazidi Abductees Affairs in Dohuk province in the Kurdistan Region reported on Saturday that near 3,000 Yazidi children were left orphans as a result of the atrocities conducted against Yazidis by ISIS militants in Sinjar. 

Hussein Kuru, director of the Office, which works to locate and free Yazidi captives, said that 2,745 children of both sexes at different ages have been orphaned due to the IS attack against the Yazidi-majority town of Sinjar in August, 2014, where the militants killed and abducted thousands of Yazidis, men, women and children.

Kuru explained that the number of children who have lost only one parent is 2,166 and there are 359 children who have lost both parents.

There are also 220 children whose parents are still held captive by IS militants.

Kuru called on international humanitarian organizations to help those children since they're leading a miserable life and suffering from severe financial and psychological problems.

Sinjar came under a large-scale offensive by IS militants on August 3, 2014 after the terrorist group overrun Mosul in northern Iraq.

Kurdish officials previously stated that nearly half of the 5,000 Yazidi abducted women have so far been rescued or they managed to escape the grip of extremists.


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