These five Kurdish boys searched 70 refugee camps across Europe looking for their missing mother
The present refugee crisis in Europe is a tragedy unfolding with families tearing apart as brothers and sisters, children and parents are being separated in the melee; some to reunite but others never to see each other again.
In the refugee camps in Dunkirk, heart rending stories unfold in sorrow or happiness. For five Iraqi brothers, an epic journey came to an end after they searched 70 refugee camps across Europe looking for their mother.
1 My Father Instructed Me to Flee the IS Onslaught
Beshawar is now a 25-year-old refugee who used to live in a village near Mosul. He is the eldest of five brothers. When Mosul was overrun by Islamic state militants, Beshawar was instructed by his father, an officer in the Peshmerga Kurdish force to take his 5 brothers and flee.
Beshawar says that he wanted to stay and serve his country but his father wanted them all, to just leave from there. “You have to take our family and go now” Beshawar quoted his father as saying. His Father would not join them until Mosul would be reclaimed from the IS.