SINJAR — Kurdish Yezidis from Sinjar district are calling for international community's support for the reconstruction of their areas, and the mayor of the district stated that Canada needs to help reconstruct the Yezidi areas instead of taking in the Yezidi IDPs.
Mahma Khalil, the mayor of Sinjar, told BasNews on Monday, November 21, that none of the countries has yet offered to contribute to the reconstruction of Sinjar town.
He stated that Canada should rather contribute to the reconstruction of Sinjar district to help Yezidis return to their areas instead of taking them in.
The Canadian government recently decided to take in 10,000 Yezidi refugees.
The official believes that the international community needs to help reconstruct Sinjar town instead of taking in the Yezidi refugees.
He also slammed the decision of the European countries for taking in Yezidis, arguing that it encourages Yezidis to leave their hometown in Kurdistan Region.