Verena from CADUS and Fee from Heyva Sor with a video statement: since yesterday, all organizations have withdrawn their international teams from northern Syria/Rojava due to the arrival of Syrian government forces.We also had to leave behind our friends and colleagues.Our projects are ongoing and we are working hard to regain access.
It´s happening, the long feared invasion of Turkey is taking place. As a humanitarian aid organisation, the principle of neutrality requires us not to take a stand in conflicts. But what we can do is talk about facts.
The reconquest of the Iraqi city of Mosul and thus our medical mission in the west of the city came to an end just over two years ago. Since then, little can be heard from the second largest metropolis of Iraq. Reason enough for us to take a look at the current situation. Where does the city stand with its inhabitants today, what are the conditions and where do perspectives develop?