September 8, 2020
“I was born in Rojava, it is almost 6 years since I decided to leave Rojava and come to Slemani. I left my mother and siblings there, I think of them every day, especially my mother., but I cannot return. I ran away for my life because of ISIS threats. I was in 9th grade then, but I didn’t finish my studies and started working here. I provide for my family and send them money for expenses.
I was 5 when my father passed away. My older brother became a soldier and I was left with my mother, 3 sisters, and 2 younger brothers. It was very difficult for me to take care of the family when I was so young. But either way, it was much better then because I could take care of them closely and help them there, but I got to the point of living apart from them.”