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Iraq allocates 2 mln dinars for each Yazidi girl surviving ISIS

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Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displaced headed by Nofal Mousa announced on Sunday allocating two million Iraqi dinars ($1,685) to each of Yazidi girls who escaped from ISIS. The money is set to be part of the 2019 fiscal budget.

In December, Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi met with the Nobel Prize laureate, theYazidi activist Nadia Murad, in Baghdad, a day after Murad received the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence.

Murad, a survivor of sex slavery by ISIS was among thousands of women and girls who were captured and forced into sexual slavery by ISIS militants in 2014. She became an activist on behalf of women and girls after escaping and finding refuge in Germany.

Estimates put the global number of Yazidis at around 700,000 people, with the vast majority of them concentrated in northern Iraq, in and around Sinjar.

The Yazidis had been denounced as infidels by al-Qaeda in Iraq, a predecessor of Isis, which sanctioned their indiscriminate killing.

Islamic militants have trapped up to 40,000 members of Iraq’s minority communities, according to reports, while most of the trapped people are members of the Yazidi religion.

 

Last Modified: Sunday، 27 January 2019 11:15 PM
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