Several weeks ago more than 25,000 Yezidi were inundated by rains that flooded them out of their camps. The Ezidikhan government immediately sought help from Iraq and got none so they turned to the government of India. They received some funds and are now using these funds to provide shelter, food, and other support to Yezidi in a area near Dohak in Kurdish Territory.
“The Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) is the main reason for the beginning of our recovery politically and for the health of our people. We couldn’t be as close to our goal of reconstruction without CWIS.”
– Yezidi Prime Minister Waheed Mandoo Hammo
“The outside world must see what is happening and act before it is too late, too late prevent another genocide. We beg the international community to take action.”
– Khairi Soso Khalaf, Ezidikhan Minister of Health
“No one outside of Yezidis will care until Yezidis act! Yezidis must mobilize and take action on the local level. That is the answer to the disorder… as this has been the answer all along.”
– Prime Minister Waheed Mandoo Hammo
The Deputy Prime Minister Barjis Soso Khalaf said, “We are grateful for full support of India goverment and Sewa international for their effect to help Yezidi flood victims we grateful beyond words for them standing in support with Yezidi community.”
You can support the Yezidi cause here: Yezidi Recovery Fund.
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