WOMEN’S ALLIANCE FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA – NEWS BRIEFING: July-August 2022

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Women from across the world call on the UN to ‘take action regarding the attacks against Kurds’

Seventyfive women’s organizations and individuals across the world have called on the United Nations Secretary-General and United Nations Women Commission to take action regarding Turkey’s cross-border operations in Sinjar, Makhmour, and Rojava.

In the open letter the women have sent, they asked the UN to mobilize its mechanisms.

Women state in the letter that “Afrin (March 2018) and Ras al-Ayn (October 2019) are ‘occupied’; Turkish armed drones permanently fly over North-East Syria, Sinjar, and Makhmour, creating an atmosphere of fear and deep insecurity; civilian infrastructure, cars, and houses are attacked without warning and people flee their land because they fear further Turkish attacks and occupation.”

The full letter reads as follows:

To the UN Secretary-General,

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