How to Help Iraq’s Religious Minorities

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Although Iraq’s Christian and Yazidi minorities are small in number, assisting them would demonstrate that we stand against genocide, as well as providing protection of religious freedom and aid to vulnerable groups. IN

“As Islamic State heads toward defeat in Iraq, Christian and Yazidi survivors of genocide should be returning to their hometowns in Nineveh province. Instead, these fragile minority communities mostly remain stranded at displacement shelters in Kurdistan without the means to rebuild their villages. Many are fleeing Iraq, and the country now risks losing these religious minorities entirely. The Trump administration is making the situation worse by continuing Obama policies that effectively exclude these non-Muslims from U.S. aid in Iraq…” Click here for full text.

Assyrian International News Agency
Nina Shea
22 September 2017

Middle East mix: Religious, ethnic minorities in Syria & Iraq