The Y.E.S Ante-natal team, our nurses and doctors, are providing ante natal monitoring and eduction to the expectant mothers of Sinjar. They are based in the village of Dohola but also conduct outreach to surrounding villages. Having a mobile medical team enables us to extend our services to Sardashte camp where approximately 3,000 families live … Read more
Shingal hospital , isolated in the destroyed city on Sinjar mountain, Northern Iraq is frequently short of medical equipment and supplies. After a plea from a doctor working there who told us that if they need to transport a patient in an emergency there is no portable oxygen.. and so we sourced an Oxygen Concentrator … Read more
Yezidi Emergency Support (Y.E.S.) Project Proposal Project Name: Support education and encourage participation in school. Context Analysis: The so-called “Islamic State” slaughtered the Yezidis in 2014 on Sinjar, when it was marked by utmost violence including genocidal acts against the Yezidis population. While the plight of Yezidi victims was highlighted last month through the Nobel … Read more
An article on the Huffington Post from 2017 by legal researcher and human rights advocate Ewelina Ochab highlights the struggles of Yezidis to gain asylum in the UK and the disparities between different ethnic groups. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ewelina-u-ochab/genocide-survival_b_18523870.html ‘According to the research [by the UNHCR], out of 2,637 Syrians recommended for resettlement to the UK by the … Read more
The Foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt has asked Bishop Mountstephen to lead a review on the persecution of Christians and other minority groups stating… ‘I have asked the Rev’d Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro, to lead an independent review of whether we are doing all we can. I would like this exercise to consider some tough … Read more
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.