Life lessons from around the world
"We do not see things as they are, we see thing as we are" - Anais Nin.
The Yazidi Genocide
In August 2014 Islamic Extremists working under the banner of ISIS/Daesh attacked the Yazidi community in Shingal (Sinjar), Iraq which resulted in the murders of over 5000 and the kidnapping and enslaving of over 6000 women and children. These are estimates as accurate numbers have yet to be completed due to the situation in Iraq and mass graves still being discovered.
Ethnic Cleansing in Ambazonia
Ambazonia is the is what use to be The Southern Cameroons in the time of British Rule and is now the Anglophone (English Speaking) areas in South West Cameroon. Oil rich area of Cameroon that supplies 60% of the country’s income but the local people see very little of the revenue from the oil business. They have very poor access to health care, schooling and unemployment is high. Since declaring independence in 2016, Ambazonia has been subject to routine attacks and human rights abuses by Cameroonian security forces.