Completed projects 2014-2016



In partnership with Institute of Global Engagement, Norwegian Church Aid, Help Iraq Org, and other international partners, Yazda provided pyscho-social and trauma couseling services to Yazidi women who managed to escape captivity. The project was halted due to lack of funding in January 2017. However, Yazda continue to provide key services to Yazidi women and girls who managed to escape ISIS captivity, this includes; case management, Bataqa or monthly salaries for survivors, and assistance with resettlement programs in a number of foreign governments, and Legal support to receive life-long pension.



In partnership with Norwegian Church Aid, Kurdistan Region’s Health Directorate of Dohuk,  German Action Medeor, and other international and local partners, Yazda provided free medial services to a community of 14,000 IDPs in Shiekhan, Dohuk Province. This project  was Completed in December 2016 and another organization replaced Yazda.



In partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Yazda provided livelihood support to hundreds of families in Sinjar in 2016-2017. The spent amount budget was ~ 230,000 USD and the program was closed in March 2017.



In Partnership with one of our international donors, we have completed construction of a primary school consistent of 6 classroom in Bakra village. The school will serve more than 120 kids who were unable to access basic education. The project was completed in April 2017 and handed over to education authorities.



In partnership with several Yazidi groups in Germany, Yazda provided several trucks of cloths, food, education supplies and other emergency items since 2014.


6. Golden Pen Educational Program 

In 2015-2016 Yazda managed an education program in the camps and at the university of Dohuk and Zaxo to equip students with key knowledge and motivation to deal with the Genocide and succeed in their lives. The program was completed in summer 2016.  This program also included printing books related to the Genocide.


Latest Projects

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July 13, 2016

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 an attempt of the Islamic State to eliminate Yazidi culture. Many women...

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September 13, 2016

Genocide Documentation Project...

In September 2015, Yazda submitted a report to the International Criminal Court (ICC) requesting a preliminary investigation into crimes of genocide committed against the Yazidi people. In preparation for the report we launched the Yazda Genocide Documentation Project, which thoroughly...

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September 13, 2016

Mount Sinjar Mobile Medical Clinic...

Our mobile medical clinic provides free health care to remote areas in Sinjar Mountain. The local people in these areas are either displaced, or returnees trying to rebuild their homes and lives, and do not have access to medical care.   The mission of the Yazda mobile clinic is to address...

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July 13, 2016

Education And Support for Children...

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 or the death of family members. These children...

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