Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 11:27 PM in Nineveh, Assyria
To know your past, is to know yourself.
In Urmia, the largest and wealthiest Nestorian village, Gulpashan, which had been spared by payments of large sums of money, was given over to plunder by the returning Kurds. The men of the village were all taken out to the cemetery and killed; the women and girls treated barbarously. Sixty men were taken out of the French Mission, where they had taken refuge, and shot. Others have been hanged. The Swiss teacher of the missionaries' children has died of typhoid.
The International Day of Families, annually held on May 15, celebrates the importance of families and the work started during the International Year of Families.
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focal point within the UN Secretariat for non-governmental organizations
in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and
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