The first Miss Kurdistan Shene Aziz Ako visiting the refugees from shingal in Duhok. Shene Aziz Ako will represent Kurdistan, for the very first time in Miss World History in London this coming December 14th.
Miss Kurdistan, beauty with a purpose ? Yes! With current situation in Kurdistan, it seems important for Shene Aziz Ako to show how she’s proud to be kurdish and how she felt concerned by the situation. She donated herself, food and clothes to 100 families as well. In 1972, Julia Morley, owner of the Miss World Organisation, created the Beauty with a Purpose charity. During the Miss World 2011 Final in London, Nelson Mandela presented Beauty with a Purpose with a message which was read out by his grandson, Chief Mandela:
‘It is indeed a proud moment for me to stand in front of you today to deliver a message of support from my grandfather Nelson Dalibhunga Mandela, former president of South Africa. Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela has supported humanitarian actions aimed at serving marginalised individuals and communities of our world. Nelson Mandela therefore salutes the Beauty with a Purpose programme which helps children worldwide and which also mobilises young people to be involved in their own country with a useful purpose to assist disadvantaged children. Nelson Mandela would like to extend a congratulatory message to the Beauty with a Purpose programme as you celebrate your 40th birthday and wishes that you grow from strength to strength as you continue with your work of empowering young people to be of service to their communities.’
The Miss World contestants (with the help of their Miss World National Organisations) have set up Beauty with a Purpose projects in more than 100 countries.
According to PukMedia, Hundreds of refugees from Shingal district continued the flow into the west of Kurdistan via the town of Tal Kocher which is under the control of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) , while violent clashes are ongoing on the outskirts of the town of Rabia between these units and insurgents belonging to the so called the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Hundreds of Shingal residents entered on Wednesday the west of the Kurdistan territory crossing and dozens of cars and trucks carrying refugees to the Kurdish cities and towns.