President Macron announces his support for Nadia’s Initiative’s Sinjar Action Fund at The Paris Peace Forum

Published on 13 Novembre 2018 via

“On the occasion of the Paris Peace Forum, the President of the Republic sponsored the launch by Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize 2018, of a fund for the reconstruction of the Iraqi Sinjar region, particularly marked by the Daesh abuses. France will mobilize two million euros to supplement this fund, which will include the creation of infrastructure, schools, hospitals, income-generating structures, and encourage the return of displaced Yazidi populations to their land. The President of the Republic hopes that other contributors can replenish this fund in the near future. He asked the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs to determine with Nadia Murad and his team priority projects.”France stands alongside the government and the people of Iraq for the reconstruction of their country, as it did in the fight against Daesh. The destruction of religious minorities in the Near and Middle East is an integral part of the totalitarian project of the terrorist organization. That is why France has made a special commitment to help the most atrociously persecuted by Daesh, in particular through the implementation of the Paris Plan of Action for Victims of Ethnic and Religious Violence in the Middle East. East and its efforts against impunity for crimes committed in Syria and Iraq.France will host, at the request of Nadia Murad, a hundred Yazidi women victims of Daesh. Twenty of them will be hosted by the end of the year, and the others will be in 2019. In 2019, France will also host the Conference to monitor the implementation of the Paris Plan of Action in order to continue mobilizing for vulnerable communities in Iraq and the Middle East.”