Yazda was honored today by a visit from the U.S. Consul General in Erbil, Matthias Mitman, who traveled to Dohuk and had a meeting in the Yazda office.
The Consul General was accompanied by Nakashia Dunner, a Political Officer in the U.S. Consulate, and met with Yazda Iraq Executive Director Matthew Barber, Manager of Operations Jameel Chomer, and researcher and documentation specialist Andrew Slater.
The Consul General inquired about the status of our work and about the needs of the Yazidi people we serve: the IDPs in the camps, the returnees in Shingal, and the refugee population outside of Iraq. We discussed some of the important issues facing the Yazidi community today.
We are grateful for the involvement of the Consul General and we will continue to work with all officials who share our concern for the well-being of the Yazidi people and who want to help guarantee their future in their homeland.