“When the men are crying I know that their sorrows are bigger than the mountains”

“When the men are crying I know that their sorrows are bigger than the mountains”

Genocides and crimes against Yezidis that went on and on over the centuries were not broadly spoken of in the Western World. Not many have heard about them and not many know how much blood has washed down the Sinjar mountain – the home of this forgotten tribe.Over the centuries, Yezidis, who adore peace and respect foreigners as well as themselves have been dying in silence. Their scream and their despair have not been heard by us.  Not many people know the date of 3.08.2014. It was the day when the murderous caliphate has crushed Sinjar, destroying and killing. In their wake were thousands of murdered and kidnapped people. They had no mercy or respect. Neither white hair of the elderly nor tears on the cheeks of the children were not able to move their hearts of stone.   3/8 – Forgotten genocide Another generation of Yezidis will still feel the grief and suffering. They long to share their pain with the world. They hope that we will final hear them out. This great sorrow that they hide in their hearts shows through simple words sent to us few days ago by the young Yezidi men. (The following text is published in the original version) When the soldiers of the Islamic Caliphate slaughtered him in cold blood and laughed, they did not know that he was the only one with his mother spending seven years pleading in the sky for his happiness He was spoiled like an angel, never knowing the tase of hunger or suffering from hot and cold days. His parents had a dream for him and...
Muhanet’s story

Muhanet’s story

Most of the seventeen – year olds go to school, worry about their grades, plan for the future. That would be a dream come true for Muhanet from Iraqi Kurdistan. Close to Sinjar, where he used to live with his family he was doing all the things that teenagers do. He have been going to school, playing, spending time with his friends. First blow came when his father, a Yezidi activist was killed when the suicide bomber has blown himself up in the café. The family did not give up though. They have managed to get their life together. Not for long though… In 2014 Sinjar was attacked by Daesh (ISIS). Yezidis had to flee. Muhanet’s mother packed the necessities and set on with her four children. They have walked for three days and three nights. Without food, barely drinking. They just wanted to get as far as they could from the barbarians. On the third night the mother has sat down to get some rest. Just few minutes later, Muhanet has closed her eyes. She has died from hunger and exhaustion. That was the moment when this young boy has become a man of the family. He struggled to get himself and his siblings to the displaced persons camp where his distant family was. He did but it did not help much. His and his brothers and sister life depends on sporadic jobs he is able to find. Neither of them goes to school. They cannot afford education. The youngest girl cannot even read… They do not need much to cover their basic needs. 100 USD will allow...