Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman

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A Syrian-Kurdish refugee carries water containers at a camp in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq. Photograph: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images

We Kurds are a nation of refugees who have often been forced to flee our homes. I have taken refuge as a child in an empty school, a flimsy summer shelter, the Kurdish mountains and, eventually, in exile in Britain. As a people, we have endured chemical bombardment, acts of genocide, massacres and oppression. Almost every Kurd I know has been a refugee at least once.

That’s why we are hardwired to help others in the same position. But we are overwhelmed by the scale of the humanitarian catastrophe that has befallen Kurdistan and Iraq. We need urgent help.

About a million Christians, Yazidis, Shias and Sunnis sought sanctuary in Kurdistan in just a few months this summer, joining half a million or so who had come over the past decade to flee violence in the rest of Iraq and Syria.…  Seguir leyendo »