The day Nadia returned home

2018-08-15

Fazil Hawrami Nadia Murad, an Ezidi survivor of the Islamic State (ISIS) and a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations, returned home in Sinjar, Kocho village, after three years of departure. Nadia returned home on 1 June 2017, where 12 of her siblings are still missing due to the ISIS raid, where she lost her mother and was captured by the ISIS with her three sisters and a nephew. She sobbed when she entered the school where ISIS rounded up people inside and separated women, children and men. This photostory aims at commemorating the anniversary of the massacre ISIS made on that day in Kocho against Ezidis.

Kocho village, Sinjar, 3 August 2014, according to unofficial statistics, around 400 to 600 men were massacred on that day by ISIS
Kocho village, Sinjar, 3 August 2014, according to unofficial statistics, around 400 to 600 men were massacred on that day by ISIS
Nadia was born in 1993, in Kocho village. She was a student when ISIS came, along with herding her families livestock. Nadia could survive the brutalities of ISIS when she was captured in 2014, her story shocked the world. She was given Sakharov Prize in 2016 in Europe and appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of the UN. Kocho village was given back to the Ezidi component two weeks after its liberation by the Popular Mobilisation Forces.
Kocho village, Sinjar, 1 June 2017, ISIS rounded up people of the village in this school on 3 August 2014, separating children, men and women.
Kocho village, Sinjar, 1 June 2017, ISIS rounded up people of the village in this school on 3 August 2014, separating children, men and women.
Kocho village, Sinjar, 1 June 2017, Nadia Murad was silent until she reached the school, then sobbed deeply.
Kocho village, Sinjar, 1 June 2017, Nadia Murad was silent until she reached the school, then sobbed deeply.
Kocho village, Sinjar, 1 June 2017, the interior of the school where ISIS rounded up people in.
Kocho village, Sinjar, 1 June 2017, the interior of the school where ISIS rounded up people in.
Kocho village, Sinjar, 1 June 2017, the remnants of ISIS in the Ezidi-populated villages in Sinjar
Kocho village, Sinjar, 1 June 2017, the remnants of ISIS in the Ezidi-populated villages in Sinjar

The day Nadia returned home
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