Friday, January 06, 2017

Yazda closed down

Sad news from Human Right Watch and writer Belkis Wille: "Yazda, a prominent nongovernmental organization supporting the Yezidi religious minority said it was shut down by security officers from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)". Yazda was a great help in the work we did in Norther Iraq/ Kurdistan last June. For many Yazidi, their support was clearly vital and it is sad to see this as not less but more help is desperately needed. Particularly now in the midst of winter. 
Jamil Shawmar at the Yazda Head office in Dohuk, Iraq.
Mahmoud, former soldier, helped liberating the Yazidi down from the mount Sinjar by creating a corridor into Syria. Now,  he is with Yassda. Dogure village.

#photography #documentary #photojournalism #reportage #webster #nikonpro #iraq #keystone #yazidi #refugee #sinjar #peshmerga

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