Our founder, Anne Narona, was nominated for the Women of the Year category by Baroness Helena Kennedy. And we’re delighted to announce the judges gave her the Shine a Light category for her tireless work with the Yezidi community and all our other volunteers. Anne with Kate Adie A magazine feature on Anne’s win
To say I am deeply honoured is an understatement…. to be nominated by Baroness Helena Kennedy for this award is truly humbling. If it serves to highlight the plight of the Yezidis further then that is all I could wish for.
Since we opened on the 15th of April 2018 our antenatal clinic has gone from strength to strength. We have provided healthcare to over 300 women, not just pregnant mums but all women who seek free medical care from a female doctor or nurse. Such is the good reputation of our medics that women are … Read moreSinjar Antenatal Clinic:
You can watch the video clip of Anne Norona, founder of YES, talking about the urgent issues facing the Yezidi people on Channel 5 News here. This nurse who was so moved by the plight of the Yazidis that she dedicated her life to doing everything she can to help the community. #5News | … Read moreYES founder on Channel 5 News
After the article written by Christina Lamb in The Sunday Times last week, YES founder Anne Norona was contacted by Channel 5 and the BBC, requesting an interview with her about the plight of the Yezidis and the work Anne has been doing to help. This kind of exposure is vital in gaining the support … Read moreAnne on BBC News and Channel 5
YES was in The Sunday Times this week in an article written about the work Anne and the charity have done, by Christina Lamb. You can read the article here: On an average day, Anne Norona does blood tests and checks leg ulcers in the GP’s practice in Penzance where she is a nurse. Last … Read moreYES in The Sunday Times
The following article appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of Manor Magazine. Words by Fiona McGowan and courtesy of Manor Magazine _______ A Botox nurse in Truro and an aid worker in Lesvos, Anna Norona speaks to Fiona McGowan about her fight to raise awareness of the suffering of the Yezidi people. Only a few … Read moreIN THE PRESS: Life-saver
For the mothers of Shingal city and surrounding devastated villages and Sinjar area there is no opportunity to access antenatal care . There are no female doctors in Shingal or midwives. Y.E.S will be opening a clinic in the heart of the destroyed city to provide advice, monitoring, medical checks, classes in breastfeeding, hygiene and … Read moreShingal antenatal and midwife outreach.
Anne is currently in Iraq until the 1st of March, meeting Yezidi survivors and helping to provide aid to those in need. Winter in the Yezidi camps is difficult: the tents are leaking water and many do not have proper shoes or warm clothes. Most important is distributing food, medicine and donations around the camp. … Read moreVisit to the Yezidi camp