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 have a right to safe spaces and healing care, but resources can be limited.
 
In Iraq, thousands of Yazidi children have been orphaned since the ISIS attacks of 2014, while others have been held in captivity and forced to participate in violent acts. Many of the children who avoided capture by ISIS still live in camps without access to education and proper care. Their childhoods are being stolen from them.
 
One of Yazda’s primary goals is to provide direct humanitarian and education support for Yazidi youth. Currently, Yazda is only able to assist children who visit our Women’s Center located in Duhok. This limits the number we are able to reach, therefore we are hopeful to acquire funding to expand these services to also help children living in IDP camps and the Sinjar region.
 
Our present education goals include:

  • Documentation and identification of those children who need sponsorship or adoption
  • Mobilization of resources to provide direct humanitarian aid
  • Establishing educational programming to ensure that children continue to receive the education they deserve, as well providing trauma and medical support

* The educational side of this program has not been initiated because of lack of funds.

Highlights

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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