Yazidi activists welcome the statement of 18 countries on the rescue and return of missing Yazidis

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Yazidi activists welcome the joint statement issued by eighteen countries, most of them European, a statement about thousands of Yazidi women and children abducted by the terrorist group ISIS in 2014 in Iraq and Syria, who are still missing.
"The 2014 attacks on Shangal (Sinjar) and the Nineveh plains forced thousands of people to leave their homes. ISIS has abducted thousands of other people, forcing boys to become soldiers, and selling women and children into sexual slavery. Seven years after the mass atrocities, it is terrible that so many Yazidi women and children remain missing and that their fate is unknown," the statement said.
The countries that signed the declaration are : Albania, Armenia, Australia, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Sovereign Order of Malta, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Yazidi groups report that at least 2,763 Yazidi women and children continue to be missing after being abducted by ISIS, and the number of people killed by them remains unknown, more and more mass graves are being identified.
In mid-September, 80 organizations and experts called for efforts to rescue as many as possible of those who are still missing.
In August, on the seventh anniversary of the tragic events that began in August 2014, Yazidi activists called on the international community to help bring the missing Yazidi girl’s home.
Some of the missing Yezidis were found in the infamous Al-Khol displaced persons camp in Syria, which houses thousands of people suspected of having links to ISIS, their families and children, and even more girls were found in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. Most are still being held captive in northwest Syria in areas under jihadist control.
The New York Times recently reported that although most of the missing are presumed dead, it is believed that many of them are alive and are being held captive in Syria and in areas controlled by the ISIS terrorist group, while some of them are being held by former ISIS militants.
Murad Ismael, co-founder, and president of the Sinjar Academy expressed hope that now other actors, in particular the Government of Iraq and the PKK (Government of the Kurdistan Region), will join the search and rescue group to work in many countries, especially in Iraq, Syria, to rescue prisoners.
The founder and executive director of the Free Yezidis Foundation (FYF), Pari Ibrahim, also explained in an interview with IA K24 that activists have raised the issue of missing Yezidis several times at almost every meeting over the past few months.
An official, functioning rescue and identification plan should be developed. Seven years later, thousands of people are still missing, which is an outrageous fact in our time.





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Yazidi activists welcome the statement of 18 countries on the rescue and return of missing Yazidis

2021/10/84848-1634802917.jpg
Read: 254     12:30     21 Октябрь 2021    

Yazidi activists welcome the joint statement issued by eighteen countries, most of them European, a statement about thousands of Yazidi women and children abducted by the terrorist group ISIS in 2014 in Iraq and Syria, who are still missing.
"The 2014 attacks on Shangal (Sinjar) and the Nineveh plains forced thousands of people to leave their homes. ISIS has abducted thousands of other people, forcing boys to become soldiers, and selling women and children into sexual slavery. Seven years after the mass atrocities, it is terrible that so many Yazidi women and children remain missing and that their fate is unknown," the statement said.
The countries that signed the declaration are : Albania, Armenia, Australia, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Sovereign Order of Malta, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Yazidi groups report that at least 2,763 Yazidi women and children continue to be missing after being abducted by ISIS, and the number of people killed by them remains unknown, more and more mass graves are being identified.
In mid-September, 80 organizations and experts called for efforts to rescue as many as possible of those who are still missing.
In August, on the seventh anniversary of the tragic events that began in August 2014, Yazidi activists called on the international community to help bring the missing Yazidi girl’s home.
Some of the missing Yezidis were found in the infamous Al-Khol displaced persons camp in Syria, which houses thousands of people suspected of having links to ISIS, their families and children, and even more girls were found in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. Most are still being held captive in northwest Syria in areas under jihadist control.
The New York Times recently reported that although most of the missing are presumed dead, it is believed that many of them are alive and are being held captive in Syria and in areas controlled by the ISIS terrorist group, while some of them are being held by former ISIS militants.
Murad Ismael, co-founder, and president of the Sinjar Academy expressed hope that now other actors, in particular the Government of Iraq and the PKK (Government of the Kurdistan Region), will join the search and rescue group to work in many countries, especially in Iraq, Syria, to rescue prisoners.
The founder and executive director of the Free Yezidis Foundation (FYF), Pari Ibrahim, also explained in an interview with IA K24 that activists have raised the issue of missing Yezidis several times at almost every meeting over the past few months.
An official, functioning rescue and identification plan should be developed. Seven years later, thousands of people are still missing, which is an outrageous fact in our time.





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidi   #aboutyazidi   #humanrights   #genocideyazidi