[size=30]Despite the passage of more than three decades, the suffering of the victims of chemical bombardment continues in Kurdistan
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Erbil (Kurdistan 24) - Although more than three decades have passed since the former Iraqi regime bombed the city of Halabja with chemical weapons, the suffering of the victims of the bombing continues.
The head of the Association of Victims of Chemical Bombing in Halabja Governorate, Luqman Abdul Qadir, announced today, Wednesday, that more than 800 injured as a result of the chemical bombardment launched by the former regime on the Kurdistan Region need treatment.
Abdelkader's remarks came on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Chemical Weapons.
Luqman Abdel Qader said, "There are 25 victims of chemical bombing who need a cornea transplant."[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
The head of the association confirmed that the number of victims of chemical bombardment within the borders of Halabja governorate is 321, and 835 throughout the Kurdistan Region, considering that this number does not constitute a dilemma for the Kurdistan Regional Government, and all of them do not need a cornea transplant.
Abdel Qader pointed out that a list of the names of the injured must be prepared in order to provide a helping hand and assistance to them, adding that "if the government does not adopt this file, it will remain as it is."
In 1988, with the end of the Iran-Iraq war, the Iraqi air forces bombed the city of Halabja with a mixture of mustard gas, Toban nerve gas, and sarin gas. The bombing resulted in the death of about 5,000 residents of the city, and the injury of about 10,000.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Despite the passage of 34 years since the bombing, the city's residents are still suffering today from the repercussions of the tragedy, as the city of Halabja comes at the top of the list of areas where cancer is most prevalent, and there are large numbers of newborn children suffering from deformities at birth. According to statistics from the provincial health ministry.