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Yazidis: Missing Persons

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 109226, tabled on 21 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking with its international counterparts to help trace missing Yazidi women.

Answered on

31 January 2022

The UK supports the implementation of Iraq's Yazidi Survivors law of March 2021, which includes provisions to search for missing survivors. We engage regularly with partner Governments, NGOs, survivor networks and Iraqi Government ministries to advocate for full financial provision of the law. Through the FCDO's Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict (PSVI) project funding, the UK is providing £70,000 to the International Organisation for Migration to provide technical and practical assistance to the Directorate of Yazidi Survivor Affairs, to ensure full implementation of the law. UK programme funding also supports psycho-social care for female survivors of conflict related sexual violence.