Friday, July 29, 2016

Sinjar City, Kurdistan Iraq.

Sinjar city, the destruction of the city of Sinjar is massive. Sinjar was "liberated by the international coalition and local Peshmerga forces in November last year but us still difficult to access and it is mostly destroyed. Peshmerga soldiers tries to protect the city. The destruction of Sinjar is massive- it will take a long time to rebuild.
The destruction of Sinjar is massive- it will take a long time to rebuild.
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Marit Strømøy, A professional F1 powerboat racing driver from Norway.

It is always fun to catch up with old friends. And, particularly when they are someone like a professional power boat driver! Marit Strømøy was racing in Evian, France last weekend in the F1h2o. She won the last race of the last season and is one of the favourites as well as the only female pilot. She came 6th which is excellent for the conditions in Evian- next race is in Portugal- lets hope for even better results there! She was also in France where her watch, made by B.R.M. was launched. B.R.M. is partnering with F1h2o.
Marit Strømøy in Evian for the F1 race as well as the launch of her new watch from B.R.M.!
It was a beautiful day in Evian for the F1h2o race last weekend. 

Marit and her husband Andrea Colombo (R) after the race.
Marit Strømøy in Evian for the F1 race.
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Monday, July 11, 2016

Srebrenica, July 11th, 21 years after the Genocide.

Every year, there is a peace march (Mars Mira) between Tuzla and Potocari, near Srebrenica. It follows the route taken by boys, men and some women when they tried to escape to safety, after Srebrenica fell to Ratko Mladic on July 11th 1995. Only this time, it goes in opposite direction, honouring the over 8000 who died during this one week period. Upon arrival in Potocari (The walk takes 3 days and covers about 120 km), the memorial ceremony takes place and the burial of the dead will happen. Every year the remains of the identified bodies are laid to rest. There are still around 1000 bodies that have not been buried. Some are yet to discovered.

A man is praying at the burial of the dead at the Potocari memorial cemetery on July 11th 2014
Thousands of family and friends came to help and to pay respect that memorial funeral that took place in Potocari,
near Srebrenica, on July 11th this year.
After the rainfall, the graves were full of water. this man is preparing the grave for a relative who can finally
be laid to rest, 19 years after the genocide which took place in Srebrenica in July 1995.
The victims of the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica are buried at the Potocari memorial cemetery, on July 11th 2014
Advija can finaly lay her father to rest. He is one of 520 people being buried on July 11th 2012.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Mars Mira- Arriving in Potocari.

On July 11th 2014, there were 175 victims of the 1995 genocide  that were laid to rest.
The caskets are being placed for in the warehouse in Potocari, the day before the "burial of the dead".
They are then carried out, across the street in order to be given the last resting place at the
Potocari Memorial cemetery.
In 2011, 617 people were laid to rest. There are still around 1000 victims that have yet to be identified and
buried at the Potocari Memorial cemetery.
On the last day of the Mars Mira-Peace March between Tuzla and Srebrenica, the walkers arrives in Potocari, just a few kilometres from Srebrenica. This is where the Potocari Memorial Cemetery is and this is where the UN Head Office was located during the war. The "Burial of the Dead" Ceremony takes place on July 11th, the day when Srebrenica fell in 1995.

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Friday, July 08, 2016

The Peace March- Mars Mira- Never Forget Srebrenica.

Walkers taking part ini the Mars Mira Peace March between Nzuk and Potocari, July 2011.
The Mars Mira or Peace Walk is following the footsteps of the "Death March"- referring to the route where men and boys tried to escape when Srebrenica fell on July 11th 1995. Over 8000 were killed during one week during the Srebrenica Genocide.

The route between Tuzla and Srebrenica, through the hills and the woods, is approximately 120km. The Peace March takes 3 days. I have done the march and have visited the last 5 years. Unfortunately I cannot be there this year.
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Sunday, July 03, 2016

Halabja, June 3rd 2016. 28 years after the Halabja Genocide.

Two women walking in the Jewish quarter in the city of Halabja, Iraq. On Mach 16th, 1988,  Iraqi planes dropped gas canisters on the town. Over 5000 people were killed and over 7000 people injured.
Two women walking in the Jewish quarter in the city of Halabja, Iraq
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Friday, July 01, 2016

Baghdad, Kirkuk, Mousul

Iraq, Kurdistan. Baghdad, Kirkuk, Mousul.
Fallujah is now liberated. Just like Sinjar about 7 month ago. Visiting Sinjar was a very special feeling but hearing the stories from the survivors was awful. I will post a few more posts on this in the coming few weeks. Stay in touch. 
Baghdad, Kirkuk, Mousul
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#yazidi #refugee #sinjar #worldrefugeeday