As part of its humanitarian and support program for the security forces and liberated areas from the clutches of the ISIL terrorist gangs, the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has directed an urgent humanitarian aid convoy to the people of Sinjar district in the province of Nineveh north-western Iraq, who are living in a disastrous humanitarian situation and suffering from a severe shortage of food services and supplies, in addition to the oil derivatives that help them overcome severe weather conditions.
The head of the delegation of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine; the head of the Religious Affairs Department; Sheikh Salah al-Karbala'i, explained to al-Kafeel Network: "The people of Sinjar, especially the Yezidis, like other citizens in the rest of the liberated cities, have suffered a lot from the ISIL terrorist gangs. And based on the instructions of His Eminence, the Senior official of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine; Sayed Ahmad al-Safi, and based on the data of the previous visits made by the committee of the logistic support of the holy shrine and upon receiving repeated appeals for the rescue of the inhabitants of this district who are facing very difficult conditions, as their houses are destroyed and the weather conditions are extremely harsh, and the presence of a large number of children and the elderly, led to the aggravation of this tragic situation, making it crucial to visit this area, and present the humanitarian aid to its people, hoping that it will ease their big suffering. "
Adding: "The aid included:
1- Varied food baskets containing: Flour, meat, rice, sugar, eggs and other dry food.
2- White oil.
3- Oil heaters.
4- Winter clothes.
5- Carpets to furnish their houses.
6- Mattresses and blankets.
7- Financial assistance."
Stating: "During our stay, food was cooked continuously, with various meals distributed to the people of Sinjar, a bread oven was installed and it will be operational soon -God willing-. We also had a tour of the district and witnessed the magnitude of the total destruction, including a visit to the Maqam of Lady Zaynab Soghra (Peace be upon her) and the shrine of the Dean of the A'raji sayeds, both been destroyed by the evil ISIL. "
Stressing: "We are continuing with such humanitarian programs, but not as much as these families need," Sheikh al-Karbalai said. "We need urgent government intervention and assistance to meet the needs of the displaced and the returnees to their villages, which they found completely ruined and destroyed."
The people expressed their thanks and gratitude for this humanitarian and generous initiative, which they considered a gift from Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas, peace be upon him. Praising at the same time, the great effort made by the delegation defying the weather and security conditions in order to deliver this assistance.