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Yazda organization reopens its premises in Kurdistan region

Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani
Yazda organization, which supports the defense and promotion of human rights in general especially Yazidi people, announced that it will open a new office for its activities in the Kurdistan region.

In a statement released on Thursday, the organization said the new office has obtained approval after a series of positive meetings with the bodies concerned in the Kurdistan government.

The organization has reached an agreement on reopening its office and relaunching its projects in the region after settling all standing problems.

The statement said the closure of Yazda office came after a misunderstanding on the nature of the organization's work and activities and suspicion on its operating outside the framework of the civil society origanizations.

Kurdistan Region has closed down Yazda premises over claims that it did not abide by the laws applicable on the non-governmental organizations in the region.

The Yazda office in Iraq commenced operations on the 15th of January 2015. With direct access to IDPs, refugees, returnees and the host community, Yazda Iraq is the central hub of our work. Working on the ground in Iraq allows us to effectively and efficiently support people in need to better recover from the short-, medium-, and long-term effects of the ongoing genocidal campaign perpetrated against the Yazidi people.

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