Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative

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Disrupted lives, the effects of cross-border attacks by turkey and Iran on Kurdish Villages

A report by CPT

Christian Peacemaking Teams (CPT) is an international human rights organization, working to reduce violence and build peace in a creative way. Since 2002 they have been working in Iraq, and in 2009 they obtained formal permission to work within Iraqi Kurdistan from the Ministry of planning of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).

They have organized actions and activities in the past to raise awareness about the bombing issue on Iraqi Kurdistan’s north and eastern borders. These cross border attacks, perpetrated by the Turkish and Iranian militaries threaten the lives of civilians and destroy village life.

They are holding today a press conference in Sulaimani, to present their new report, “Disrupted lives, the effects of cross-border attacks by Turkey and Iran on Kurdish villages,” which concerns the effects of the annual attacks along the borders, specifically focusing on the Pshda district.

Dowload the Christian Peacemakers Team Report (English)