Exclusive: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad on ‘crime against humanity’ taking place in Nagorno-Karabakh
YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 28, ARMENPRESS. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad has called on the whole world to work together quickly and find a solution amid the ongoing “crime against humanity” taking place in Nagorno-Karabakh as a result of Azerbaijan’s attacks.
In written comments provided to ARMENPRESS, Nadia Murad said that ‘as with all forms of violence, prevention is better than intervention, and intervention is infinitely better than turning away.’
"My heart is with all the Armenians fleeing their homes, carrying nothing but fear and uncertainty. It is a crime against humanity and the world needs to work together quickly to find a peaceful solution. Thousands of people shouldn't be condemned to a life in make-shift refugee camps with no future or hope. All authorities need to work together to keep women and children safe from sexual violence and trafficking which can begin during conflict. As with all forms of violence, prevention is better than intervention, and intervention is infinitely better than turning away,” Murad said when asked to give an assessment to the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Nagorno-Karabakh, as tens of thousands of people are crossing into Armenia in a forced displacement influx following the September 19-20 Azerbaijani attack.
Nadia Murad, co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, is a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence.