Archive - Dec 12, 2011


Prayers for Peacemakers, Dec. 14, 2011


Pray for the Las Pavas community in Colombia, whom CPT has accompanied as 123 families returned to land from which they were displaced. The Colombian government now denies the displacement and is investigating organizations that have supported the community.

IRAQ: CPT Iraq releases survey results on Kurdish civilian opinions toward cross-border attacks


On December 5, 2011 CPT Iraq released the results of a survey that expressed the views of almost 500 Kurdish civilians. The Iraq team along with several partners conducted the survey entitled, “The Opinions and attitudes of the Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG’s) civilian population concerning the Turkish and Iranian cross-border military operations” throughout the autumn.  The goal of the survey had several facets:  1) to raise awareness in the Suleymania governate civilian population of the bombing and shelling in the mountain regions, 2) to discover the opinions of the mostly urban population regarding the situation in the rural areas of their semi-autonomous regions and 3) to assist in bringing the opinions of the civilian population about the bombings to the Kurdish Regional Government, the Iraqi Central government and other international organisations. Read the complete report here.