Initiative for Ezidis around the World and YAZDA sponsored  entertainment party  for 120 orphaned children from the camp Issia – Baadre

Initiative for Ezidis around the World and YAZDA sponsored entertainment party for 120 orphaned children from the camp Issia – Baadre

Initiative for Ezidis around the World and YAZDA sponsored  entertainment party  for 120 orphaned children from the camp Issia – Baadre
In its continuous  efforts to support children IOYW / Yazda revive  new Yezidi year  activity for orphaned children from Baadre camp, the  activities included the following events:
1) supplication to God to bring back our abductees from terrorism captivities and pray for their return safely
2) Yazda and Rainbow volunteers introduced  entertaining and comic clips for the kids
3) Cheers children  made by two clowns
4) drawing competition :  distributing stationery and drawing sheets to the kids and they  brought down their thoughts on the papers spontaneously .

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Yazda in Zawita

Yazda in Zawita

We are not celebrating Yezidi  new year  with kids delight … BUT we share their worries and sorrows and hope the salvation of our abductees

A PICTURE IS WORTH A 1000 WORDS

 

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Meeting with IOM

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Yazda representative Haider Elias, and the President of ICAE Joseph Kassab, met with director of Community Stabilization Unit in International Organization for Migration (IOM), Alexandre Coissac and the USAID Deputy Director, Center for Faith-based & Community Initiatives: Eduardo Vargas, in Washington, D.C.

They discussed the situations of Yazidi and Christian displaced families in Northern Iraq, and a possible comprehensive plan for Yazda, ICAE, and IOM to reach, and deliver humanitarian relief to the greatest number of population in the Region. The IOM’s activities relating to emergency and post-emergency operations assistance focused on many phases of emergency intervention: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Coordinating with the community expert NGOs such as Yazda and ICAE will enable this Mega organization to expand its Program activities to cover emergency relief, return, reintegration, capacity-building and protection of the rights of affected populations.

Yazda activities in Khanke Refugee Camp

Yazda activities in Khanke Refugee Camp

In corporation with Khanke camp and several other organizations, including Harikar org, Actid org, and Uncif, we distributed stationary and toys to 270 children. These organizations also discussed with the camp administration the way forward about undertaking future project to ensure that no children and left behind.

 

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Infant Formula Distribution

Infant Formula Distribution

In coordination with the Migration and Immigrants office that affiliates with Ninaveh Province Council, Yazda have distributed 600 cans of infants formula. The distribution have covered 150 infants with 4 cans per each. Many thanks to the Migration and Immigrants office and whoever help our people.

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Yazda Members persent the Yazidi case

Yazda Members persent the Yazidi case

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On March 29, 2015 Yazda team presented the Yazidi case to the residence of Central City, State of Nebraska. The team discussed the Yazidi history, religion, and focused on the current conditions of both Yazidi and Christian minorities whose entire population has been dislocated to Internally Displaced Camps in Northern Iraq.

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Meeting with Ambassador David Saperstein

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Yazda representative Haider Elias and President of Iraqi Christian Advocacy & Empowerment Institute Joseph Kassab, were in a meeting with David Saperstein; the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, in U.S. State Department. The discussion was about the Yazidis and Christians` current situations in Northern Iraq.
Both Yazidi and Christian minorities have been marginalized, and discriminated in series of episodes throughout their recent history in Iraq. The most devastating campaign against the Yazidis is in last several months by Islamic State groups. These groups who kill systematically members of ethnic and religious minorities, such as Yazidis and Christians. Those who do not share their interpretation of religion and anyone who opposes their apocalyptic conception are simply faced the persecution.
Both representatives urged the Ambassador to support these religious minorities who have lived in a country for thousands of years, but still not considered citizens. These minorities who are widely considered the cradle of many of the world’s greatest civilizations, but today they are in filthy hands of religious extremists, and the World is silent about it

 

 

 

 

Support for children education in Kabarto  camp

Support for children education in Kabarto camp

In Kabarto camp, a refugee camp in northern Iraq, children have been out of school since August, 3rd of last year when the Islamic State waged an attack on yazidi and committed a genocide.

Yazda , “Initiative for Ezidis around the World‎” and Rainbow group  distributed stationary supplies to 350 children,. Rainbow group is a group of  Teachers volunteers with a mission to deliver education to children outside schools, is managing this teaching activity.

If you wish to contribute, please visit our website www.yazda.org where donations are accepted through our online payment system.

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Supporting 1040 families with humanitarian aid

Supporting 1040 families with humanitarian aid

Yazda and “Initiative for Ezidis around the World” within less than a week have completed a campaign of aid distribution to 1040 families . This aid consisted of the following items: clothes, shoes and blankets. The campaign have been conducted in the following areas:
– Esia & Sharia villages 500 families
– Deralok 270 families
– Bakhatmy village 110 families
– Bazilan village 100 families
– The incomplete buildings of Tanahi 40 families.
– The incomplete buildings of Nazarky 20 families.
Thanks to those who have donated these items; 4semtv , the German Charity Association ( Malteser), Mr. Sheikh Aziz and to all the people that do their best to help our people .

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Children on Mt. Sinjar, A story of innocence.

Children on Mt. Sinjar, A story of innocence.

In Sardashti area and other spots on Mt. Sinjar where the Yazidi minority ancestral home is, Children have been victims of the war where the their head gunshots, mortars, missiles and air strikes on daily basis.

On Mt. Sinjar all families live in tents , there is a dire need for the basic necessities of life, people there struggled to fight the cold of winter, no heating systems, with some families who live in the caves, too, there are no schools or hospitals in the area.

The Yazidi children need your voice and support… tell the world their forgotten story and help us so we can help them.

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