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Project November 2, 2022

Poison Gas: 33 Years On, Halabja's Chemical Weapons Survivors Seek Justice and Resolution

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"No moment passes without grieving what happened in Halabja," says Yasin Kokoye, who was evacuated to the U.S. a few years after the attacks. Image by Nicole Hester / The Tennessean. United States, 2022.

More than three decades after Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons on civilians in Halabja, Iraqi Kurdistan, victims and their families are still seeking justice. About 5,000 Halabja residents have sued European chemical companies and individuals who sold chemicals to Saddam Hussein's government.

This project follows the ongoing pursuit of justice, recognition, compensation, and medical care. It aims to paint a picture of what life has been like for survivors both in Halabja and abroad.

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