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Iraq and Syria: Yazidis

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL3981, tabled on 5 December 2022

To ask His Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to the Yazidi community in Iraq and Syria, including (1) how many projects they are funding, (2) how many people benefit from these projects, and (3) how these projects are helping the Yazidi community under threat in the region.

Answered on

19 December 2022

Since 2012, the UK has committed over £370 million and £3.8 billion in humanitarian and stabilisation assistance in Iraq and Syria respectively to support communities affected by conflict. In Iraq, this includes humanitarian assistance, basic services and reconstruction to support Yazidis communities which suffered immensely through the abhorrent crimes inflicted by Daesh. The UK continues to lobby for the full implementation of the Yazidi Survivors Law in Iraq, which is crucial for securing justice for survivors and to help Yazidi communities rebuild their lives.