Female yazidi refugees learn how to use weapons from female PKK fighters in a refugee camp in Singar mountains. "When ISIS attacked us in August last year, no one saved us including peshmerga. Now I feel like I should know how to protect myself and my family...." one of the participants said.
When ISIS attacked yazidi villages around Singar mountain in the beginning of Auguat 2014, thousands of yazidi fled to the mountain. Since then, the yazidi refugees have been living in a terrible condition with no safe water, no electricity, no school and no enough support from international organization. Many refugees died of hunger and are suffering from several diseases. The mountains were surrounded by ISIS until the end of December last year. Still the southern part of the mountains is controlled by ISIS.