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Iraq: Yazidis

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL10108, tabled on 5 September 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with other EU and US aid administrations, and the Iraqi Kurdish authorities, about the rehabilitation of Yazidi families in Sinjar and the possibility of the creation of a cemetery and memorial to the victims of genocide.

Answered on

17 September 2018

​Officials from the Department for International Development (DFID) hold regular discussions with EU and US aid administrations regarding assisting Yezidi communities. DFID and Foreign and Commonwealth Office representatives regularly highlight the needs of minorities at senior levels within the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government. We recently discussed the issue with the Iraqi General Secretary of the Council of Ministers, who has created a team that is working with UN Development Programme on this issue. On 2 August the UK's Ambassador to Iraq attended a commemoration of the fourth anniversary of Daesh atrocities against Yezidis in Sinjar, where he reiterated the importance of justice, respect and human rights.