Terreur, angst en wanbestuur zijn er aan de orde van de dag:
“I am still in Mosul, and I know for sure I will be dead if they know I am here,” said Hassan Ali, 55, a Turkmen Shiite and father of three daughters. “But what can I do? I can’t afford to move somewhere else. I prefer to die here rather than dying in refugee camps with no services and no food.”
It is left to underpaid Sunni workers to restore city services and repair electrical lines and water treatment facilities that were heavily bombarded by retreating government forces. Under the Islamic State, electricity is rationed, water pumps run dry, gas prices are spiking and shortages of daily necessities are common.
Christenen, sji’ieten en jezidi’s vluchten voor hun leven.
Veel jezidi’s uit Sinjar zijn de bergen in gevlucht, maar dreigen nu om te komen van de honger en de dorst.