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Yazidis: Missing Persons

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL2770, tabled on 16 September 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to work with (1) the #BringBackThe Yazidis initiative, and (2) international partners, to ensure that missing Yazidi people are located and rescued.

Answered on

29 September 2021

We continue to press the Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Governments for more progress on security and services in the liberated areas of Iraq and to solve disputed internal boundaries. The passage of the Yazidi Survivors Law in March 2021 is a welcome first step toward justice and reparations for survivors of Daesh atrocities. This law also includes provisions to search for missing survivors. The UK is supporting the implementation of the law, including through support to the Directorate for Survivors Care. We are also funding psycho-social care for female minority survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Iraq.