Last month, CPT Iraqi Kurdistan accompanied nine families, survivors from Turkish and Iranian cross-border bombardments, on a trip to Baghdad. They were able to meet with several political decision-makers who promised to compensate and treat all survivors of these atrocious attacks, once provided with the necessary documentation.
It was a huge advance toward justice after years of advocacy and reporting. The joy was evident, and the gratitude from the families gave everyone hope that justice will finally come. The CPT Iraqi Kurdistan team is currently working on collecting all documentation from the families in order to present it to the government.
Thousands of people have been affected by Turkish and Iranian bombardments, causing severe physical injuries and death, as well as complex trauma. Receiving compensation and treatment for the difficulties they have experienced is the least they deserve.
CPT is grateful that the results of our work have brought hope to these families, and, hopefully, to all other families who have been impacted. We pray that all families affected can find comfort, get the compensation they need, and go through the healing they deserve. Let us all pray for the end of cross-border bombardments in Kurdistan.