Terrorization of the Yezidi and Christian people by ISIS: A Look Through the Eyes of Iraqi Yezidis

Terrorization of the Yezidi and Christian people by ISIS: A Look Through the Eyes of Iraqi Yezidis

Yazda staff will be presenting the Yezidi case in Central City on March 29th. This is a public event and all is welcome to join in this eye opening presentation. The speakers include Hadi Pir, Abid Shamdeen and Laila Khoudeida of the Yezidi community in Lincoln NE. Each speaker will discuss different topics related to the Yezidi case. The speakers will discuss the atrocities faced by the Yezidis and Christians in Iraq. Special thanks to Christie Ahlschwede-Abdul and Anna McHargue for organizing this event.

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You can buy a child’s smile !

You can buy a child’s smile !

Over than 1,200 displaced  families live in villages of Bait Nar and Mam Rchan \ Sheikhan – Dohuk province, most of those who live in the structures suffer from lack of heating means and basic requirements of life.

Through our team’s visits to this region we queried about the conditions of the displaced people, and saw that the status of displaced people, especially children is disastrous .Because of the bad roads that link the area to the region around and that the two villages are far away from Dohuk , the aid that reaches them is too few .

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Still there are  many of displaced people abandoned by international community

Still there are many of displaced people abandoned by international community

In Bajid Kandla camp which shelters thousands of displaced people ,  hundreds of humanitarian organizations reach their voice to the world and despite the presence of both  Kurdistan and Iraq  governments, there are hundreds of cases that are suffering from the winter cold, because  there is no place anywhere  to protect them.

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Distribution of  Bedding materials in Zakho

Distribution of Bedding materials in Zakho

The members of Yazda N.G.O distributed 90 cartons of sleep kits  to families most in need in Dalal City structures in Zakho, where each carton contained the following :

– 2 blankets (small and large)

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WE, “Women Empowerment” project

WE, “Women Empowerment” will have various impacts on the community because of its

diverse nature. The increasing number of refugees all over Iraq and particularly in Kurdistan

is becoming a burden on the government and the society in general, and without the

collective efforts of local organizations the issue will get much worse. WE is the idea of five

Iraqi State Department Alumni who really came from different religious, educational,

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Yazda N.G.O involved in the cleaning campaign in Bersvi camp

Yazda N.G.O involved in the cleaning campaign in Bersvi camp

After noticing the accumulation of garbage and the spread diseases in the camps  Yazda NGO involved in the campaign of cleaning Bersvi camp in Zakho, which began on Monday ,23/2/2015 with the participation of many civil society organizations, including UNICEF, Howcar and other Organizations .

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Joint work of Yazda and Humanity N.G.Os to support displaced people

Joint work of Yazda and Humanity N.G.Os to support displaced people

Yazda in collaboration with Humanity N.G.O  distributed humanitarian aid to  displaced families in Sheikhan – Mam Rchan & Bait Nar  villages .

Relief materials included the following:

– 240 share of clothes

– 140 Winter coats

– 240 kids Boots

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Displaced children seek for your assistance

Displaced children seek for your assistance

Through our visits to the  camps we observed  that the status of displaced  children – as well as their families- is very bad and needs to emergency support.

Thousands of children suffer from a lack of the most basic necessities of life, especially clothing , baby milk and shoes . To the extent that the majority of children walking barefoot through this winter on the muddy lands of camps!

And the most important point is that kids do not get any education due to the  lack of schools and kindergartens which could be disastrous for the future of an entire generation.

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The begining of  distributing aid to some camps

The begining of distributing aid to some camps

After sorting clothes, which reached to Yazda by “Hamburgs êzidische Community” , Yazda in collaboration with members of “Initiative for Ezidis around the World” distributed clothes as the following :

– 300 shares in Khanki structures

–  160 shares in the villages: Mserreqi and Kashi

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Yazda team finishes sorting and classification processes and preparing for the distribution of about 65000 pieces of clothing

Yazda team finishes sorting and classification processes and preparing for the distribution of about 65000 pieces of clothing

Yazda voluntary team has finished   sorting and classification operations of  about 13 tons  of clothing  sent by “Hamburgs êzidische Community” in Germany.

In the next few days , Yazda N.G.O In collaboration with “Initiative for Ezidis around the World” will distribute about 65000 pieces of different types of clothing for all ages to displaced people in Dohuk province camps, where  people are in dire need of support.

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