Month: September 2014

Yazidi women are trafficked as sex slaves, abused and imprisoned

More than 1,000 women and children kidnapped by Isis. Yazidis in Iraq have made an emotional plea for West to help more than 1,000 kidnapped Yazidi women forced into ‘sex trade’.

“We’re a minority here and there’s no strong lobby to support us. We ask for support from those governments that care about human rights and humanity.”

Help the Yazidis: https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/help-children-affected-violence-iraq

more than 1,000 women and children kidnapped by Isis.

Read more articles:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/islamic-state-plea-for-west-to-help-more-than-1000-kidnapped-yazidi-women-in-isis-sex-trade-9752220.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2743803/I-know-I-lucky-God-saved-A-14-year-old-Yazidi-girl-s-terrifying-account-escape-ISIS-militants-planned-gift-fighters-line.html

Syria Crisis – uprising – violence – refugees

“We are all orphans”- survivor in Syria
10.8 million – People in Need of Humanitarian Assistance in Syria
5.5 million – Children Affected by the Crisis in Syria
6.4 million – Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Syria
3+ million – Syrians Displaced to Neighboring Countries

Help Syrian Children: https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/help-syrian-children?gclid=CjwKEAjw456hBRDQ4eqg8MzA2W0SJABI2gJ87G1jt-HTQ8nUChWvOziRHX6eujtCQFijy-W54gsKNRoCc23w_wcB

Help Iraqi Children: https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/help-children-affected-violence-iraq

We are all syrians

Read more articles:
http://www.usaid.gov/crisis/syria

http://www.todayszaman.com/diplomacy_turkey-refugee-crisis-deepens-as-isil-besieges-syrian-border-town_360157.html

Yazidi – Homeless – Stateless – Nationless

All of the villages around us are Arabs, and they joined with Daash (the Arabic term for ISIL) against us. They are our neighbours. We have known them all our lives. We don’t know what happened to them. They say if we come back they will kill us. They say, ‘we have taken your house, your car, your fields.’ This is why we do not want to go back.

Where is the World?

Help Syria Children | unicefusa.org/syria

Save the Kurdish Children | unicefusa.org/iraq

Yazidi stateless nations and nationless states

Read more articles:
http://unhcr.org.au/unhcr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=479:unhcr-steps-up-aid-as-yazidis-stream-into-syria-from-iraqs-mount-sinjar-&catid=35:news-a-media&Itemid=63

http://www.hercanberra.com.au/index.php/2014/08/28/the-yazidi-appeal/#

http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/refdaily?pass=463ef21123&id=5424f45e8

http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/2014/09/07/turkey-opens-its-doors-to-yazidis-fleeing-from-isis

Crisis in Syria- Biggest humanitarian catastrophe in the modern era

More than a million Syrians have flooded into Lebanon. Underemployed and poor.

These people are just trying to keep living while the rest of the world ignores them.

“These are people who have paid the highest price and, in the end, they will explode and the explosion will be a catastrophe for the whole region.”

Syrian children dying

Read more articles:
Syria Has a Massive Rape Crisis
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/04/syria-has-a-massive-rape-crisis/274583/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/11094256/Syria-crisis-support-for-Assad-starting-to-fade-as-allies-become-disillusioned-by-setbacks.html

Stolen Future – Casualties of the Syrian Civil War

Some 9 million people have been forced from their homes in war-torn Syria. Many now remain within the borders with no home to go to and no possessions. There are over 3 million refugees, three quarters of them being women and children, seeking safety and shelter across neighboring countries. Many are injured from continuous bombing and shelling. They have no regular food and no income.

More than 6 million children are affected by the brutal, three-year-old conflict in Syria. Men, women and children are suffering through no fault of their own.

Please donate what you can to help children of Syria:
https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/help-syrian-children

Syrian crisis

Read more articles:
http://www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk/publications/briefing_papers_and_reports/stolen_futures

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/23/world/middleeast/un-raises-estimate-of-dead-in-syrian-conflict-to-191000.html?_r=0

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data/international/2014/July/international_July199.xml&section=international

Save Syrian Children

It’s three years later, and the Syrian death toll has likely eclipsed 200,000, with roughly a quarter of the country’s population displaced by the brutal conflict.

Save Syrian Children:
https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/help-syrian-children?gclid=CjwKEAjwwJmhBRC56KOelNOXhxUSJAB_w2uNS0Nr0y1plY1mCMnFG4rAaVv5V2i3DC2vwN9b570W6RoCrnHw_wcB

Syrian civil war

Read more articles:
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/09/25/welcoming_the_flood_kobani_kurds_syria_turkey_refugees_islamic_state
http://thenewage.co.za/135610-1020-53-Death_toll_from_Syrian_civil_war_tops_191000

Yazidi Anger At Iraq’s Forgotten People

* Those willing to convert to Islam are married off to militants but those maintaining their faith are trafficked as sex slaves, abused and imprisoned.
* They beat us with cables, starved us and made us wash our faces with petrol.
* They will sell girls to whoever wants to buy them – girls aged nine and over.
* Some men bought two or three, even four or five at once. It’s shameful.
* They took all our girls. The world must help us.
* We’re a minority here and there’s no strong lobby to support us. We ask for support from those governments that care about human rights and humanity.

Save the Yazidi women

As per news reports, hundreds of Iraqi Yazidi girls and women are being held by the Islamic State (IS) militants and sold and bought as war bounty. Torture, rape and killings are part of treatment meted out to these unfortunate souls. There is no trace of more than 200 Nigerian school girls earlier kidnapped by Boko Haram (BH). Sad that all this is being done in the name of religion. But for sure, we all know what IS and BH are doing is not new in the mankind history. Every group and empire had been doing the same in medieval times.

Today, the world has forgotten all that as a horrible nightmare; perhaps IS and BH are here to wake us from the dream that the world has moved forward on human rights and equality. Though the west and regional powers have taken serious note of these ruthless murderers, we need boots on the ground to chase them out. Time is running out – we have to save these poor Yazidi girls and women from the wicked enslavement of IS.

Masood Khan
Jubail
Saudi Arabia

Read more articles:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/islamic-state-plea-for-west-to-help-more-than-1000-kidnapped-yazidi-women-in-isis-sex-trade-9752220.html

http://www.nst.com.my/node/28403