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Tîrêja Rojê

Tîrêja Rojê (Ray of the Sun), Preservation of Yazidi Culture and Religion The Yazidis, an ethno-religious group indigenous to northern Mesopotamia, have suffered violent oppression and persecution for generations . With an oral tradition rather than a written scripture,...

Qalama Zerin

Qalam Zerin Qalama Zerin is a project led by Mr. Murad Allo, a well-published Yazidi poet. The project promotes the personal and academic success of Yazidi university students who are displaced, victims of discrimination, or lack funds. Weekly workshops...

Psycho-Social Support

Psycho-Social Support and Women’s Center In August 2014, the Islamic State abducted thousands of Yazidi women and girls, who were subjected to rape, violence, forced conversions to Islam, and married to ISIS militants. These atrocious acts were part of...

Aid Work

Aid Work On August 3rd, tens of thousands of Yazidis fled to the top of Sinjar Mountain to escape the atrocities of the so called Islamic State. Many remained on the mountain until a corridor could be opened to...

Education And Support for Children

Education Often forgotten about during periods of crisis, children are greatly affected by conflict and displacement. They endure the hardship of fleeing from their homes, living in camps or deteriorating urban settings, and often bear witness to gross violence...

Yazda Medical Mission

The Essyan Camp Primary Health Care Center As thousands have poured into IDP camps, health care has become a high priority since government services are now strained by the large influx of people. To assist with needs, Yazda has...