Archive - Jul 23, 2010

IRAQ REFLECTION: Kurdish Families Share Their Grief, Their Lives

What does one say to the mother and father of a 14-year-old girl who was killed a month ago in shelling along the border? We faced this question on July 6, when members of our team sat with these parents in their home in Rania, Iraq, to express our sadness for their loss. We spoke briefly about our work monitoring the cross-border attacks, assisting families who are the victims, and visiting Weza, the village where their daughter, Basoz, was killed by Iranian shelling. Soon her family brought out pictures, and we felt drawn together in our humanity as they talked sadly but lovingly about her.