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Iraq: Yazidis

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL5056, tabled on 25 January 2023

To ask His Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made to the government of Iraq regarding the reports of 2,763 missing Yazidi women and children in that country.

Answered on

9 February 2023

The UK advocated strongly for the passing of the Yazidi Survivors' Law in March 2021 and the establishment of the Directorate of Yazidi Affairs. The Directorate is responsible for searching for survivors and supporting judicial and investigative bodies on holding perpetrators to account. In parallel, we have also provided £2 million to the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Daesh (UNITAD). The UK joined likeminded partners in committing to support Yazidis displaced or abducted by Daesh in a Joint alliance statement issued in October 2021. We continue to press the Government of Iraq on the importance of these issues, including searching for those missing Yazidi women and children abducted by Daesh.