This is a report of Sister Hatune’s trip to the Middle East in February, to several places in Iraq and Turkey. First-hand account of the situation of the Yazidi community, fleeing ISIS, being scattered throughout the area and having endured many atrocities. Although Hatune managed to deliver aid, much more is needed.
This is what happens to many Christian Pakistanis, fleeing their country: Being victims of religious persecution by the hands of the Muslim majority, they travel to Thailand on a tourist visa. But once their visa expires, they are illegal immigrants. Many end up in detention centers, while others are forced into hiding. Living a life of fear, relying on aid to stay alive.
First-hand account of Sister Hatune about religious discrimination of Christians and Yazidis – in Germany! She meets people, who have been harassed and threatened in refugee homes in Germany, by the hands of Muslim roommates. This is happening all over Germany. The authorities are unable to cope with the problem – if they see it at all.
The programs of the UNHCR for refugees of the war in Iraq and Syria are underfunded, mostly by the steady increase in refugees. They have doubled in one year, only. It would take an all new aid architecture, a broader approach to solve this crisis. The international community is reacting too slowly, mainly because the donating countries are too busy with their own refugee crises.