President Nechirvan Barzani today held a meeting with Ms. Nadia Murad, a prominent Yezidi activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the head of the NGO Nadia’s Initiative. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Yezidi community’s current situation, particularly the process of repatriating Yezidi IDPs from camps to their homes in Shingal (Sinjar) and the surrounding areas. The role of international organizations in providing assistance and support to the Yezidis was also a topic of discussion, as well as the inauguration in Shingal of a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Yezidi genocide.
They agreed on the significance of peace and stability in the Yezidi areas, which is crucial for the safe return of Yezidi IDPs to their homeland. The challenges faced by the Yezidi community were also addressed during the meeting. Additionally, gratitude was expressed towards the countries that have extended their assistance to the Yezidis in various capacities.
President Nechirvan Barzani expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by the organizers of the ceremony dedicated to remembering the genocide of the Yezidis. In stressing the significance of this event, he highlighted the crucial need to meticulously document the heinous crimes perpetrated by ISIS against the Yezidi people. Furthermore, efforts to prevent the recurrence of such atrocities were emphasized.
The President reaffirmed the ongoing commitment to rescue and determine the fate of all the Yezidis who were abducted by ISIS.