USAID, Heartland Alliance International and Yazda announce Safe Return Project

Announcement: USAID, Heartland Alliance International and Yazda announce Safe Return Project to support victims of severe human rights violations in Nineveh to be able to successfully return and reintegrate to their home communities.


Heartland Alliance International (HAI) and Yazda are pleased to announce an innovative 30 month pilot project funded by USAID to reintegrate IDPs from minority communities in Ninewa who are survivors of severe human rights abuses. 


HAI and Yazda will provide a package of services to successfully integrate victims of severe human rights abuses. This will include the establishment of three support centers in Qaraqosh, Bashiqa and Sinjar that will provide legal, mental health and psychological support, livelihoods and basic medical services.


The partners will train and develop a community-based reporting system for risks and human rights violations that will be combined with advocacy and legal services. HAI and Yazda will also work to integrate livelihoods and vocational training with direct services at the centers. This project anticipates that approximately 800 survivors of severe human rights abuses and 4000 family members and dependents.


Yazda will open a comprehensive social services center for Safe Returns participants located in Sinjar and another in Bashiqa. Yazda will assist in identifying, screening and referring program participants.


For more information, contact,

Saad Babir, Yazda Media Manger, on media@yazda.org 

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