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Money Welcome But No Panacea for Iraq’s Yezidi Victims

On Tuesday this week, two days before international Women’s Day and almost four years after ISIS attacks led to the deaths and captivity of thousands of Yezidis in Sinjar, northern Iraq, Iraq’s government has reportedly ordered IQD 2 million (US$1,700) be paid to every Yezidi released from ISIS captivity. Expand “Noor,”16, said an ISIS fighter raped her multiple times during two months in captivity. Deeply traumatized, she is one of the few Yezidi girls getting regular psychosocial treatment. © 2015 Rothna Begum/Human Rights Watch This is a positive step for the Yezidi community. But the…

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