Kurds, Christians, and Yazidis Under Attack by Turkey
With ISIS continuing to retreat from territory in Iraq and Syria, Kurdish populations that were instrumental in the U.S.-led international efforts to fight ISIS are being bombed by Turkey, a NATO member. This violent conflict is being ordered by Turkish President Erdogan and the military operation is worsening the humanitarian crisis throughout the region.
Mount Sinjar in Iraq and areas in northern Syria that include homelands of the Christian and Yazidi populations in the region, who have faced genocide by ISIS, are being further victimized and struggling to survive under brutal conditions.
In addition to the ongoing support effort for Yazidi refugees in Canada, OFWI is working with partners on the ground in Iraq and Syria to assess ongoing humanitarian needs and is preparing a relief mission.
Stay tuned for further updates.