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The safety of the Yezidi is in our hands

The murderous rampage unleashed on the Yezidi by the forces of the Islamic State in 2014 resulted in the death of 4,000 men, women and children; the capture and sexual slavery of more than 3,000 young women and children; and thousands were forced to flee from their peaceful agricultural communities.

With the daily and direct technical support and advice of CWIS, the Yezidis have now established their new government (denied them for centuries by occupying empires and states) in July 2017. They formed the Provisional Government of Ezidikhan (read the Proclamation here).

Prime Minister Waheed Mandoo Hammo has launched the Rebuild Ezidikhan Fund Campaign to rebuild and organize the return of Yezidi and neighboring peoples to their homeland Ezidikhan, ‘the land of the Yezidi people’.

Learn more about the Yezidi

Ezidikhan Engagement, Reconstruction, Return and Judicial Remedies for the Crime of Genocide
The murderous rampage unleashed on the Yezidi by the forces of the Islamic State in 2014 resulted in the death of 4,000 men, women and children; the capture and sexual... read more

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