US should lead in building post-combat support programs for Kurds | Tennessean

Conflict, intolerance and hate breed in the absence of mental and medical health care, political stability and economic support.

Jiyan Foundation’s co-head of trauma care and health, Asmaa Ibrahim, writes on why the US and its allies should continue to expand investments into mental and medical health treatment for survivors in Iraq.

Every day, images and news about the Taliban recapturing Afghanistan — even before Thursday’s terror attack claimed by ISIS-K that killed at least 13 U.S. troops and scores of Afghanis — bombard us, and we fear that ISIS will do the same in Iraq once the U.S. military stops supporting us. Biden has pledged ongoing assistance and support, but what does that mean for us and other ethnic and religious communities living here?

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