Iraqi Noble laureate Nadia Murad plans to build hospital in Iraq for Yazidi community

Nadia Murad Basee Taha talks to some of the Yezidi women that are living at the refuge camp of Idomeni in Greece. Idomeni, Greece - 3 April 2016 The well known Yezidi activist who managed to escape from ISIS wants to become "the voice" of refugees in Europe. She sent a clear message to refugees at Idomeni to “accept to be transferred at accommodation centers in order to be safe as the borders will likely remain closed”, think that didn't like a lot of different refugee groups. Some people said that she was trying to make them follow the EU - Turkey deal that drive a lot of them back in the Turkish coasts. (Photo by Joseph Galanakis/NurPhoto) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***

An Iraqi Yazidi survivor, Nadia Murad, who won Nobel Peace prize this year, has on Friday, said that she is intended to make use of the money she got from Noble prize money in order to build a hospital in her hometown in northern Iraq, to help victims of the sexual abuse.

Murad said she is building a hospital to help especially women and children, and widows. Murad made her strong statement for the establishment of hospital when she addressed a crowd of hundreds in her hometown in Sinjar in the northern Iraq.

According to news reports, Murad told all the journalist and the crowd, “With the money I got from the Nobel Peace prize, I will build a hospital in Sinjar to treat ill people, mainly widows and women who were exposed to sexual abuses by Islamic State militants.”

Murad further thanked the government of Iraq and Kurdistan, who approved and agreed to her plan, which is beneficial for its citizens, and Murad said she would be now contacting “soon” to the humanitarian organizations in order to start construction.

Next to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, Murad was awarded with the $1 million prize money for their attempts and efforts in order to put an end to the use of sexual abuse and violence as a sign and weapon of the war and the armed conflict in the country.

Murad was one of those 7,000 girl and women who were been captured in August, 2014, in the northern Iraq and were held by the Islamic states in the Mosul, where they along with Murad all were being raped and tortured.

After three months, Murad escaped from there and went to Germany, where she campaigned for help and appealed for supports to them for the crisis over Yazidi community. Yazidi, in Sinjar, had been a home to around 400,000 people, mostly Arab Sunnis and Yazidis.


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