Appeal: Yezidi Hindus Relief Fund
The Yezidi in Iraq, who trace their religious-cultural to
India, are facing an existential threat. According to the news reports,
ISIS is targeting to exterminate and/or enslave them. Some of them have
escaped to the Sinjair mountains in Northern Iraq where they are trapped.
Unless they are rescued very soon we may witness Yezidi genocide.
Several activists both from Hindu and Yezidi communities are
working hard to raise awareness and bring both communities together with
activities such as prayers at
Hindu Temples around the world, fund raising to provide desperately
needed supplies in winter at the camps in the desert, building bridges with
Governments to provide support and helping raise their voice in many forums
But it is not enough. They are counting on our help in any
Prior to the onslaught of the current war, it was
estimated that there were around 700,000 Yezidi living in the Northern
Iraqi regions. As of this date, not including those who are unaccounted for
(missing and presumed dead) the numbers of those surviving are much less
than 500,000 with 210,000 known dead. Half a million surviving are homeless
with winter coming within a few weeks and no winter clothing to keep them
from the elements. According to an article in the Kurdistan Tribune 11
of the Yezidi refugee Camps are located in several areas between Sinjar and
the Turkish borders. These refugees in Northern Iraq, Turkish border and
Syria are in urgent need of the following:
Food, Clean Drinking Water, Tents
2. Winter clothing-
especially for the children
3. Medical supplies, Medical
Doctors, Nurses, Volunteers
4. Financial Aid
The situation is dire and we do not yet have contacts on the
ground of Yezidi on the inside of those camps who are willing to speak up
due to their fear of being caught by the members of the ISIS.
VHPA is working with Yezidi’s in the USA and other groups
like Sewa International, Art of Living that have direct contacts with the
Yezidi’s in the camps to provide direct help to the Yezidi refugees in the above areas.
VHPA is also working to raise the awareness of this dire
situation and hopes to bring a resolution by:
Communication, education and media coverage of the issue to
b. Meeting with
government officials and leaders of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran, US, India
Please contribute generously to save Yezidi civilization today.
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Donate for Yezidi Hindu Relief Fund
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Dr. Umesh Shukla
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