ECONOMIC IMPACT OF GENOCIDE AND MASS ATROCITIES IN IRAQ FROM 2014 TO 2018
The Kurds have suffered different genocides: until 2003, the abduction and killing of eight thousands males belonging to the Barzani family, the Anfal campaign, the chemical attack on Halabja, to quote the most known ones. At the same time, together with persecution for ethnic reasons, each religious minority including Christians, Yezidis, Kaka’is, Sabbeans Mandeans, Shabbaks and others, have been targeted by the Muslim majority.
Despite all the attention given by researchers to the human tragedies caused by this endless cycle of violence, very little has been written about the economic cost of the genocides committed against minorities in Iraq. Relying on primary and secondary sources the purpose of this paper is to analyse the economic impact of the genocides committed in Iraq between 2014 and 2018. We are aware of the tragedy experienced by different minorities during this time. However, we decided to focus their attention on the Christian community for two reasons: first, the availability of sufficient official data to run a exhaustive analysis; second, the conviction that this paper will provide an inspiration for future similar studies related to other minorities such as Yezidis, Kakais, Sabbeans Mandeans, Shabaks and others affected by genocide and mass atrocities in the last fifty years. This study is based on primary.
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