I am Waleed Jasim from Gayara, Awzeh village I was born in 1995 and I am 21 years old, and I lived in Mosul.
Of course I am going back to Mosul it is my area, governorate and city.
It is not only that I miss Mosul, I miss it like nothing else, but what can we do?
The circumstances forced us to leave Mosul and be displaced.
If I have the choice to leave Iraq I would choose to stay in Iraq, because it is my country, my land, my friends, my family, and everything we have is in Iraq.
It is just I can’t leave it, you know, it is like your area and your family.
And I miss Mosul a lot, it is an indescribable feeling.
I wish I could go back today before tomorrow.
And I wish if someone would come to me now and tell me that Mosul is liberated and it is safe and there is no bombing, I would go back now in this moment.
There are two scenarios: It’s either going to be a total disaster, or Mosul will be rebuilt.
The problem with Iraq is that it keeps going from bad to worse.
If the situation gets better it would be good, but this is not happening yet. I call on the good people to take care of the displaced, the children are dying from the cold, everybody is sick, go ask organisations how many patients they have every day, ask the health centre in Debaga. What is the fault of these children?
When you ask children why don’t you go to school? They would say I have no incentive to go to school I don’t need schools anymore.
Photo: Hussein Amri/NRC