Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Iraq

Hundreds of displaced Iraqi families continue to return to Diyala

By Rudaw 7/8/2017
IDPs return to Sadiyah in Diyala governorate in Iraq.

SADIYAH, Iraq — After being away from their hometown for three years, a convoy of internally displaced persons (IDPs) totaling 200 families has returned to Sadiyah, adding to the more than 200,000 people who have already returned to Iraq’s Diyala governorate.


“It’s been nearly three and a half years we have been refugees. We lost our houses and land,” a Sadiyah resident told Rudaw upon their return on Sunday
 
The returnees consisted of Kurdish, Arabic and Turkmen families. The locals in Sadiyah said their main concerns are rebuilding homes, restoring services, receiving compensation, and security. The town is located on the eastern bank of Lake Hamrin on the road to Khanaqin.

Local provincial officials said that people are returning in big numbers and that they will try to facilitate further returns. Sunday’s return is the 14th such convey of IDPs recently.

“Today another round returned to Sadiyah. There are only a few left to return, who will be returning in the coming days,” Musana Altamimi, the governor of Diyala, said in a news conference. 

Officials also stressed that they will be providing services and will continue to provide humanitarian assistance, especially in destroyed neighborhoods and areas.

“In the next six months, we will be executing big service projects in this area in order to make more facilitations to the people of this area,” Altamimi added.

According to the International Organization for Migration, 2,071,980 Iraqis displaced since 2014 have returned through July.

At least 204,684 IDPs from Diyala in that time span have since returned — most, 160,434, were locally displaced within the governorate; however, 42,396 were sheltered in Kirkuk and Sulaimani.

Sadiyah is a diverse town that was overrun by ISIS in the summer of 2014, a veteran Kurdish Peshmerga commander, Mahmoud Sangawi, told Rudaw in an interview at the time.

It was retaken by Iraqi security forces in September of 2015.

 

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

kurd | 2/22/2018 1:01:52 PM
This article is full of flaws. First, Syrian regime would never act contrary to Russian stance. second, that might lead to stability but it would...
Bolton Wond | 2/22/2018 3:06:32 PM
To FAUthman. Win Win for Turkey Syria and Russia. Loss for the Kurdish dream of having a nation. Assad will control Afrin at this rate which Turkey...
Assad in Afrin: Possible ramifications of Damascus' deployment
| yesterday at 08:15 | (3)
pre-Boomer Marine brat | 2/22/2018 2:58:36 PM
Just to point it out -- HRW has a Western intelligentsia mindset. Any religion (or any sect thereof) which isn't Christianity or Zionist Judaism is...
ISIS widows’ trial was unfair, sentences too harsh: HRW
| 23 hours ago | (1)
Human | 2/22/2018 10:07:10 AM
"From 1916", please. ARMENIAN, SYRIAC AND ASSYRIAN CHRISTIANS GENOCIDES committed by the SAME INHUMAN GENOCIDALS OF 2000s
Rauf Denktash | 2/22/2018 12:36:17 PM
The time has come to create an independent, sovereign Kurdish nation, comprising of territories to be ceded from Iraq, Turkey and Syria. This process...
PEN slams Turkey’s ‘repression’ of Kurdish language, culture
| yesterday at 11:40 | (3)
Kurdish | 1/17/2018 11:27:39 AM
Just let people live free and dont care about their privte lives, airport iss very importanr for people who live in kurdistan.
Bahjat | 2/22/2018 12:36:14 PM
Is it possible that KRG will show us the full transcript of the agreement? Is just to see what we have to sacrifices for the sake of failed...
Baghdad, Erbil agree to lift flight ban, pending PM Abadi's approval
| 15/1/2018 | (10)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

 World awaits Russian choice on UN-backed ceasefire for Syria 14 hours ago |

World awaits Russian choice on UN-backed ceasefire for Syria

at least 346 people have been killed this month more
Urgent reconstruction needed for returning Iraqi refugees: IOM 15 hours ago |

Urgent reconstruction needed for returning Iraqi refugees: IOM

"Specialized support to all who survived the more
0.609 seconds