Returning to Nineveh after a period of refuge from ISIS in the Sinjar Mountains, one Yazidi boy has dedicated his academic success to those families who did not get to see their children return to school.
26 Yazidi women and children were handed over to the Yazidi Council in Sinjar district after they were kidnapped by ISIS over five years ago. During ISIS’ invasion of Iraq, the Yazidis constituted a primary target for the militants who kidnapped thousands of their women and children.
The Iraqi Government aided by the UN has exhumed a mass grave in the village of Kojo (Kocho), located in the Sinjar district in Iraq. The village was the site of a genocide carried out by ISIS against the country's Yazidi community.
Dr Nagham Nawzat, a Yazidi gynecologist, has provided life-saving support to around 1,200 Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS. Dr. Nawzat is a volunteer at the Duhok Survivors Centre, where she provides health services to the women.