Prior to the ISIL occupation, Kudila had approximately 130 occupied homes and an estimated population of 800 people. ISIL entered this village in 2014 and left after 2 years of occupation. 20 houses were destroyed but 110 are still habitable. The local population now stands at an estimated 300 people.
by: Cristina Borsatti Since March 2016, FSD has been implementing a survey and clearance project in areas recently liberated from ISIS in central and northern Iraq. Most of the beneficiaries of the rural communities targeted by the program base their entire income on agricultural activities, which have stopped due to ISIS insurgency and occupation. Agricultural […]
“10 years ago, I followed my cattle and walked on a mine. I was injured in both legs and my right leg was amputated. I am very happy with the work that the FSD deminers are doing (…) everyone has cattle here and we have to accompany them on trails. Once mine clearance is complete, no one will be injured, no one will risk losing a leg while going to work. ” said Mohamed, a victim of landmine explosion.