Wednesday, 18 May 2016 03:00

Bringing justice and support to ISIL survivors in Iraq

Documenting crimes committed by the terrorist group ISIL, or Daesh, is among the most painful tasks of the human rights section at the UN's mission in Iraq, UNAMI, says the man in charge of that office.

Francesco Motta and his team have gathered testimony from people who have escaped ISIL's control and have helped to connect them with medical and psycho-social support.
Survivors include women and girls from the Yazidis, a religious minority community, who ISIL have kidnapped and used as sex slaves.
During a visit to New York, Mr Motta spoke to May Yaacoub about the role UNAMI's Human Rights Component is playing in helping peace take root in Iraq.


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