We received an emergency call from Dashqotan. For the past week, it had no water, as their water-well’s motor broke down. 4 families have already left, as it had become unbearable with no running toilets or able to simply shower. We purchased a new motor and restored the water. The village has a special connection to Tel Keppe. During the 1960s and 1970s, the people of Dashqotan had to flee their village 4 different times as the Iraqi Army would bombard them. They would always flee to Tel Keppe. Now, 50 years later, it’s the exact opposite, as the village hosts 18 families from Tel Keppe. In some cases, the ones that sought shelter in Tel Keppe are hosting in their homes now the same families that hosted them 50 years ago. They are unable to go back as their town, along with Batnaya, as they continue to be occupied by different militias. We hope the situation changes soon.
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