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.
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 more
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 more
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 more