The United States will soon begin its first directly funded rebuilding projects for Iraqi Christian and Yazidi communities devastated by Islamic State militants, a U.S. official said Thursday.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/help-is-on-the-way-at-last-for-religious-minorities-in-iraq/2018/07/26/e6d58265-76f5-4d26-abcc-a76ce7e1aeca_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.cc0aa6ce4010 Read More
Nadia’s Initiative, an organization founded by U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad has just completed a detailed assessment of the Yazidi homeland of Sinjar in Northern Iraq. The report offers the most comprehensive analysis of the region despite the global recognition of the ISIS’s genocidal program in Sinjar. Read More
We are very grateful to President Emmanuel Macron of France, who pledged to help demine the Sinjar region. And together with the French government, we are working on starting the Sinjar Action Fund, a trust fund to rebuild Sinjar. But we need more help. I call on governments, international organizations, private entities and individuals to contribute to the Sinjar Action Fund and help us return home and rebuild our lives. Read More
The EU has provided some €350m in humanitarian funding aid for Iraq between 2015 and 2017.
But Nadia's Initiative, an NGO named after an enslaved Yezhidi girl who managed to escape the Islamic State, says little if anything ends up helping the discriminated community in Sinjar, an ancient city in northern Iraq.
Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown, who has been working with the community since 2015, told this website Iraqi politicians are now refusing to disperse any of the needed aid funds to the area in and around Sinjar. Read More
As part of our campaign to bring awareness and find a real solution to the difficult situations faced by Yazidis and other vulnerable minorities in Iraq and Syria, we met with several officials of the US administration. We discussed necessary steps that should be taken in the next phase of assisting our endangered communities. Read More
“When you listen to Nadia Murad’s story you realize the importance of the rule of law and due process, which must be sustained.” - Hillary Clinton Read More
Despite recent gains against ISIS in Iraq, many Yazidis still remain in captivity. As a story that hasn’t yet ended, “The Last Girl” is difficult to process. Read more in The New York Times Read More
This week Nadia's Initiative met with Mr. Jean Claude Mallette, from the French Foreign Minister to follow up on what we discussed in our last October’s meetings with the Honourable Emmanuel Macron, the French President, and the Foreign Minister Mr. Jean Ledrian.
The rebuilding of areas destroyed by ISIS, humanitarian support, de-mining of Sinjar and refugees situation were among the topics that have been discussed in this positive meeting. Read More
Thanks to the quick and determined help of the State of Baden-Württemberg, 1100 women and children had the chance to come to Germany and receive urgently needed medical and psychological help. I was one of them. Read More