Case Management Support Program
Victims of the 2014 genocide need an ongoing medical, humanitarian and psychological support which Yazda commits to provide through the below projects and with support of its generous partners:
1- Safe Return in Sinjar City and Bashiqa
Safe Return Project is a USAID funded and Heartland Alliance International supported project under implementation of Yazda in Sinjar and Bashiqa. This project is a 30 month pilot project that aims to support victims of severe human rights violations in Nineveh to be able to successfully return and reintegrate to their home communities. HAI and Yazda are providing a package of services to successfully integrate victims of severe human rights abuses. This include the establishment of three support centres in Qaraqosh, Bashiqa and Sinjar that will provide legal, mental health and psychological support, livelihoods and basic medical services.
2- Supporting the Return of the Displaced Population in the Nineveh Plains and West Nineveh
This Project covers Sinuni Town and is funded by USAID and supported by IOM. The aim of the project is to support the return of the most vulnerable by undertaking a multidisciplinary, supervised program which include livelihood and economic independency, supporting access to services, including social cohesion and psychosocial support, diaspora engagement, and administrative support.
3- Administrative Support for Survivors in Duhok/IDP Camps
Since June 2016, Yazda has provided administrative support to over 1,600 individuals, mainly in assisting in administrative processes, getting cash support from Freedom House and monthly salaries from Iraqi Government. This project is now funded by Stichting Vluchteling and GIZ (The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH)
We support the survivors and victims in the following areas:
Application for the small pension for survivors
Replacement of missing documents
Applications for resettlement in Canada, USA, Australia
Providing case management support and support referral system for various needs.
Enable survivors economically through establishing new businesses
Application to funds that allow a one-off payment to survivors
Family reunifications in foreign countries
While visiting the Yazda’s center, survivors in need receive also their first direct assistance since being released from captivity. This includes new clothes, food parcels, hygiene kits, and contribution towards urgent medical expenses.
How we Work:
Yazda’s full-time staff has built since 2014 reliable relationships with the government officials and with other partner organizations to ensure processes are completed with fairness and in reasonable timeframes. It also build precise knowledge of the various processes and the information needed in each case. Yazda have also build a trusted relationship with survivors and is foreseen as a grassroots organization.
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