Embargo on Maxmur deeply affecting people after 66 days

The embargo imposed on Maxmur camp has reached day 66 and it is deeply affecting the life of refugees.

Following an attack in a restaurant in Hewlêr which resulted in the death of three Turkish consul employees, an embargo has been imposed on Martyr Rüstem Cudi (Maxmur) Refugee Camp.

The embargo has reached day 66 and it is deeply affecting the life of refugees.

The Peace Mothers of the camp have been carrying out a protest sit-in in front of the KDP public forces office since 1 September. They had gone to the KDP checkpoint to demand the end of the embargo.

Mothers are determined to continue their action despite the heat and the difficulties they are experiencing.

The security forces at the checkpoint do not allow people to visit the mothers.

The Peace Mothers wrote a letter to Iraqi President Berhem Saleh demanding the lifting of the embargo. In the letter they said that the people in the camp are seriously affected by the embargo.

Workers left unemployed

Many refugees from Maxmur who were working in Hewlêr and other parts of Başur, have lost their job as they were prevented to exiting the camp.

The Maxmur Camp Health Committee also called for the lifting of the embargo and confirmed that there is a dangerous shortage of medicines. Two women have already miscarried because they were prevented from leaving the camp.