What Happens to the Yazidi Minority in Kurdistan, Syria, and Iraq

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On August 3, ISIS launched an attack on Sinjar, the ancestral homeland of the Yezidi minority, which has historically been marginalized and persecuted.

Thousands were killed and thousands more were forced to flee to the nearby Mount Shangal. But eight years after these tragic events, the question arises: " What is happening now with the Yezidi minority of Kurdistan in Syria and Iraq?".

Today the old city of Sinjar lies in ruins, of which only memories remain - empty ruins covered with leaves of trees, scattered old clothes and blankets of children scattered among the wreckage of Yezidi houses.

Unimaginable horrors irreparably change the lives of survivors. Mass executions, forced conversions, kidnappings and enslavement, systematic sexual violence and other heinous acts committed by ISIS reflect the attempts of genocide to destroy the Yazidi people.

Yezidi survivors, as well as members of the Shabak, Turkmen and Christian minorities, cannot mourn the missing family members, friends and neighbors, many of whom lie in mass graves awaiting identification and proper commemorations.

"The scale of the atrocities committed against the Yezidi community will affect future generations. The Iraqi government and the international community must create conditions that will convince the Yazidis that such atrocities will not happen again and support them in healing their wounds and restoring their lives," says Sandra Orlovich, an employee of the compensation department of the International Organization for Migration in Iraq.

Violence and murders of the Yezidi minority continue to this day, the statistics of suicides have increased several times. The mass outflow of the Yezidi population from Syria, Kurdistan and Iraq does not stop. But, unfortunately, local media and officials are silent about these facts.

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What Happens to the Yazidi Minority in Kurdistan, Syria, and Iraq

2022/09/03-1662058163.jpg
Read: 620     15:00     02 Сентябрь 2022    

On August 3, ISIS launched an attack on Sinjar, the ancestral homeland of the Yezidi minority, which has historically been marginalized and persecuted.

Thousands were killed and thousands more were forced to flee to the nearby Mount Shangal. But eight years after these tragic events, the question arises: " What is happening now with the Yezidi minority of Kurdistan in Syria and Iraq?".

Today the old city of Sinjar lies in ruins, of which only memories remain - empty ruins covered with leaves of trees, scattered old clothes and blankets of children scattered among the wreckage of Yezidi houses.

Unimaginable horrors irreparably change the lives of survivors. Mass executions, forced conversions, kidnappings and enslavement, systematic sexual violence and other heinous acts committed by ISIS reflect the attempts of genocide to destroy the Yazidi people.

Yezidi survivors, as well as members of the Shabak, Turkmen and Christian minorities, cannot mourn the missing family members, friends and neighbors, many of whom lie in mass graves awaiting identification and proper commemorations.

"The scale of the atrocities committed against the Yezidi community will affect future generations. The Iraqi government and the international community must create conditions that will convince the Yazidis that such atrocities will not happen again and support them in healing their wounds and restoring their lives," says Sandra Orlovich, an employee of the compensation department of the International Organization for Migration in Iraq.

Violence and murders of the Yezidi minority continue to this day, the statistics of suicides have increased several times. The mass outflow of the Yezidi population from Syria, Kurdistan and Iraq does not stop. But, unfortunately, local media and officials are silent about these facts.

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Tags: #ezidxan   #yazidis   #yezidis