by Craig Kite

One-year-old Mohammad Ahmed was killed when Iran shelled his family’s village, Razga, on 10 March, in violation of an agreement Iran had made with the Kurdish Regional Government to stop attacks in the Pshdar district.  The attack also injured the boy’s father, Ali Hamed Ahmed, in his head, back and leg, rendering him unable to walk.

A mortar hit the roof of the family’s home while they slept at 9:00pm.  Four rockets landed inside the village the same hour. Fifty families fled on foot to neighboring villages.

CPTers visited the grieving Ahmed family 4 April at a relative’s house.  “We are all separated and homeless,” Ali Hamed Ahmed told team members.

“I sold my few animals at a low price,” Ahmed continued.  Many displaced families did likewise, resulting in a market glut.  “The price rose again,” he said.  “The animals will be too expensive to replace.”

Septermber Supper Fundraiser

Will you host a dinner party for CPT?

CPT really needs your support in raising $10k in September. Unfortunately, we are behind our financial targets and need your help. We want to dedicate the month of September to bringing people together around the dinner table. You can choose the date, who you invite and what you cook (though our teams have some great recipes prepared!) We’d love to hear if you’d be interested. 

There’s no commitment needed at this stage.

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