From horror in Iraq to a new dawn in Switzerland, how one Yazidi survivor picked up the pieces

25 August 2019

Adiba Qasim is an inspiration.

After fleeing an ISIL terrorist massacre in northern Iraq that claimed dozens of family members in 2014, at just 19 years old, she became a humanitarian worker to help other women who’d endured unimaginable horrors at their hands.

Today, Adiba is in Switzerland, where she’s studying hard to become a lawyer – and where she spoke to UN News’s Daniel Johnson at an event to celebrate World Humanitarian Day.


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Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
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