Where are my identity and my family?

irad
Posted May 6, 2015 from Iraq
Miriam
Where are my identity and my family?
Where are my identity and my family?
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Where are my identity and my family?

If you look closely to this title, you ask, is there a person without citizenship and family, I'd say yes, Mariam is a girl, who is 27-year-old in this moment I am writing this story without identity and family, but what the story of Mariam.

When I called Mariam had told me about her story, and I hurt from the depths of myself.

Mary has the information that was in the age of 8 months moved orphanage and after was 8 years old an Iranian family adopted her and now she is 27 years old .

The family that adopted Mariam told her that she was not real daughter.

After that Mariam did not believe what they told to her so she tested DNA in an Iran Hospital to herself and the family that adopted but the result of her test was disappointed to her , so Mariam begun to search for the orphanage where she was in 8 months , when she found the place and search all files for children in the history of 18.03.1988 in the orphanage and she got an image for itself in that year, with the biography of her life at that age Mariam was from north of Iraq, Kurdistan region in the Halabja city.

The city of Halabja was attacked by Saddam Hussein in 1988, in this attack civilian kurdish people were target and used chemical weapons as a result killed 5,000 innocent people, mostly women and children, and injured 7,000 people so far suffer from diseases because of these weapons

The story of Mariam was started when Iranian soldiers entered the city after chemical weapons attack to the and they found there were many people, including children still alive life.The people most of them children were survived and the injury people bring them to Iran

When Mariam knew her saddens story she decided travel to the northern Iraq (Kurdistan region) and to Halabja city and she hopes that her family is in life and visited every family that have children missing in this event and all the families begin to examine the DNA test until Mariam is waiting for the result of the test.

But the future is unknown for Mariam because she will not know will be the daughter of one of these families? or what will the future brings to her if she is not the daughter of one of these families? when Mariam now without any place and without family in the kurdistan region we know iraq is the country full of tragedy event for women live in it.

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Terry Shiundu
May 07, 2015
May 07, 2015

Hi Irad,

Thank you for highlighting Mariam's story, which most definitely might be the story of many other young women across the world, especially those in war-torn areas. Sadly, when people choose war and violence, it is the women and children who suffer most, thank God Mariam lived through it all and found a home, people to love her and take care of her. I pray that her search leads her to the truth about her real family, but even if it doesn't, may she find peace and joy in her adopted family.

Blessings in your work as you continue to represent and advocate for women.

Terry

irad
May 07, 2015
May 07, 2015

Thank you veru much  my dear Terry for your comment but  problem of Mariam is that  the family was adopted  through out  her  from the home that she lived  in , for this reson she traveled to Kurdistan region in Iraq and begin to search for her real family.