Barbaric Rape Has Women Pleading to Be Killed [Video]
By Athena Yenko | August 18, 2014 12:17 PM EST
Yezidi Kurds women are pleading for other people to kill them after barbaric rape conducted by the ISIS.
A mother painfully spoke of her daughters' predicament following barbaric and savage rape conducted by the ISIS.
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, march in a demonstration at the Iraqi-Turkish border crossing in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province August 17, 2014.
She said that three of her daughters were abducted by the ISIS and were raped savagely, but were eventually freed to come back to their family.
When her daughters came back, they were pleading for people to kill them.
"My daughters were calling on people to kill them, but no one wanted to do that. So they jumped from the mountain and ended their bitter life," the mother told Hevidar Ahmed of Rudaw, who was reporting from Mount Shingal.
The mother said that she has not seen attacks as brutal as the one they are experiencing right now. In a desperate escape for life, some of them became disabled because of hunger and dehydration. Many children have already died.
"In my whole life I have never seen something like this. Our world is destroyed. I can't say anything."
Two senior officials of the United Nations, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence (SRSG) in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, condemned such barbaric acts and savage rapes conducted by the ISIS.
"We are gravely concerned by continued reports of acts of violence, including sexual violence against women and teenage girls and boys belonging to Iraqi minorities. Atrocious accounts of abduction and detention of Yazidi, Christian, as well as Turkomen and Shabak women, girls and boys, and reports of savage rapes, are reaching us in an alarming manner," Bangura and Mladenov said in a joint statement from Iraq.
The officers called on regional governments and the international community to render all possible aid for the immediate release of the women and children captives.
Mladenov vowed to keep an eye on the matter to make the perpetrators accountable and for the survivors to access support.
The UN World Health Organisation (WHO), meanwhile, said that it has support the delivery of aid for the tens of thousands people trapped in the mountain.
"The humanitarian situation of the civilian population on Sinjar Mountain is alarming due to the narrow corridors for transporting essentials such as medicines, food and water, especially with the soaring temperatures which are reaching up to 111 degrees Fahrenheit (44 degrees Celsius)," Dr Jaffar Hussain, WHO's representative to Iraq said.
Two medical teams were already deployed to the Shingal mountain, 10 mobile medical teams were already in Dohuk, hospitals were on high alert and 50 nurses were already assigned to the region.
Sixteen ambulances ambulances, two medical doctors and 10 paramedics were also deployed at the Iraqi-Syrian border point of Feshkhabour while WHO is still making contingency plans for the delivery of medical supplies into Iraq following cancellations of flights into the country.
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