Why walk with them?

By Dan Etheridge

“The rumours spread very quickly through phone and social media. Many Muslims in my neighbourhood stayed, but especially Christians wanted to leave the city. Despite the curfew, we packed our car with the most valuable things and left.”

“The way to Erbil normally takes about 1 hour, but it took us 12. The two-way road had become one way direction and the cars were about 10 or 12 lines wide.”

“Later I had contact with my former neighbour. He told me that 50 minutes after we left, the neighbourhood was taken over by IS.”
Christian resident of Mosul, now living in Erbil

The Author
Dan works part time with Open Doors, mainly sorting out the comms stuff for youth and students. In his other life he's a freelance writer and graphic designer who likes collecting records and sitting on beaches looking at waves.

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