Hawija report launch in Erbil (Iraq)
In 2015, an estimated 70 civilians were killed in a Dutch airstrike on the industrial neighborhood of the Iraqi city of Hawija. This strike was one of over 34,000 airstrikes carried out by the US-led Coalition in their war against ISIS. The impact of the airstrike can still be felt in the city on a daily basis.
Al-Ghad League for Woman and Child Care, the Intimacies of Remote Warfare Programme (IRW), and PAX, have spent the last one and a half years researching the reverberating civilian harm effects of the airstrike on Hawija. The findings expose that 85 civilians were killed, hundreds more were injured, and infrastructure, livelihoods and futures were destroyed.
On April 4, 2022, Al-Ghad League for Woman and Child Care, IRW, and PAX, presented the report 'After the strike' to representatives from the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Planning, parliamentarians from Hawija and Mosul, and most importantly, the victims who are still suffering from the aftermath 6,5 years after the strike.
- Click here for more information about the report launch in the Netherlands (April 13, 2022, in De Balie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands).
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