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Singh: Victoria Resident and Kurdish-Controlled Part

singh: Speaking on the phone from the Kurdish-controlled part of the country, Singh explained that little has been rebuilt since villages were destroyed in the civil war involving ISIS. They bombed the houses, they bombed the schools, you know colleges, hospitals, and people are living in the open and some of them have been living in tents and some of the villages, they are not there anymore, said Boota Singh, according to CTV. Khalsa Aid International has been on the ground for some time working on large projects such as trying to get schools rebuilt and get potable water to villages. I didn't expect it will be still that bad, said Singh, a Victoria resident who traveled to Iraq on behalf of Khalsa Aid Canada, also based in Victoria. This is the first time the Canadian arm of the not-for-profit has been represented in Iraq. One priority has been a simple effort to return some self-worth and a sense of independence to the women. The focus of the trip is to help Yazidi women and children who fled ISIS. The Yazidis are a religious minority persecuted by ISIS. Khalsa Aid Canada is supporting a group of 14 Yazidi women who are starting up their own business. ( As reported in the news.