ERBIL — The Romanian government has agreed to take in 400 Kurdish Yezidi women who have survived the Islamic State (IS) and now suffering from physical and psychological traumas, Sinjar Mayor Mahama Khalil said.
According to the official, the Romanian government is now working with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to study and select the cases of the patients.
Khalil stated that the KRG understands the urgency of medical attention for each survivor of IS atrocities, therefore it has established a specialised medical centre in Duhok to provide them with the required treatments apart from the attentions they receive from friendly countries.
According to the latest updates by the KRG, 6,417 Kurdish Yezidi individuals were abducted by the IS extremists after the fall of Sinjar in August 2014. Of those, 3,092 have been freed, including 1,102 women, 335 men and 1,655 children, an official statement said.