A Yazidi woman who serves in Iraq’s parliament is expressing her disappointment in the Obama administration over its lack of aid to refugees in the country, sharing a number of gruesome accounts of the suffering in the nation, including that ISIS allegedly fed a hungry mother her own son’s body.
Vian Dakhil recently sat down with Politico in Washington to talk about the refugee crisis, specifically among Yazidis.
“We have 3,000 girls who are kidnapped in ISIS and we have 1,000 children between 3 to 10 years who are separated from their families and kept in the special school,” she said. “We don’t know what happened to those children, sometimes we see photos about those children, the girls with the black scarf with the hijab, and the boys with the scarf [gestures to head], they learn how to fight.”
Dakhil, who has helped to rescue refugees herself, said that she wrote to Michelle Obama to ask for help, but did not receive a response.