IRAQ: Genocide possible if immediate action isn’t taken

PAX CHRISTI USA

from Pax for Peace

IraqCrisis-smallThe humanitarian crisis in Iraq may result in genocide if no immediate action is taken

Note: Pax Christi USA has signed onto this appeal.

Around 40,000 Yezidi Iraqi citizens are stuck in the Sinjar Mountains, left stranded without food and water and surrounded by militants of “The Islamic State” (IS).

The 40,000 Yezidi citizens in the Sinjar mountains are part of a larger number of around 200,000 Yezidis who have fled the Sinjar area, near the border with Syria, on Sunday the 3rd of August when the group that calls itself “Islamic State” (IS) took over their area.

The situation is deteriorating rapidly and immediate action is needed. The UN is not able to evacuate the Yezidi people from the mountains without any military cover, as IS possesses anti-aircraft weapons. For the same reasons, food droppings have proven extremely difficult. The people are completely surrounded…

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