Women in the earthquake region: I don’t take off my underwear when I wash my head

Photo: Mirad Bayram from the camp of earthquake Click for Kurdish The earthquake on 6 February affected everyone. But like every incident, women, children, foreigners, and refugees affected more in this disaster. Fatma Cadir is only one of those women who faced the earthquake in her house in Hatay. Since that day, we are mentally […]

Women in the earthquake region: I don’t take off my underwear when I wash my head
Women in the earthquake region: I don’t take off my underwear when I wash my head
  • Yayınlanma9 March 2023 09:58
  • Güncelleme9 March 2023 10:05

Photo: Mirad Bayram from the camp of earthquake

Click for Kurdish

The earthquake on 6 February affected everyone.

But like every incident, women, children, foreigners, and refugees affected more in this disaster.

Fatma Cadir is only one of those women who faced the earthquake in her house in Hatay.

Since that day, we are mentally depressed. We cannot avoid the impact of the earthquake. I don’t take off my underwear when I wash my head. I say that if there is an earthquake, I can get out as soon as possible. In a such case, I feel more secure.

Fatma Cadir

She is a nurse and a mother of 2 children.

She has been working in the Samandag district of Hatay for years.

In the first earthquake of February 6, she and her children run to the street without their shoes and clothes.

We stayed in the car for 5 nights. The biggest problem for women is the toilet. The problem is still keen on. I didn’t go to the toilet at night for days. Because my husband had to come with me.

But if he came then no one would stay with our children. There were hundreds of women like me who could not go to the toilet.

Fatma Cadir

Access to fundamental necessities such as ‘pads’ and clean underwear for women is a serious problem in the earthquake region.

Fatma says that menstruating women can’t change their pads or underwear. There isn’t any place to make this.

The United Nations Population Fund revealed that 15 million people were affected by the earthquake in the earthquake region.

But 4 million of them are women who need healtcare delivery.

This news was translated by Yonca Sarsilmaz