MedEast: An Iraqi-based NGO
Filling the gaps in governmental service
On the 3rd August 2014, ISIS attacked the Region of Sinjar in Northern Iraq. This area was home to the Yezidi people; a distinct ethnic group. There had previously been 74 Genocide attempts on the Yezidi people.
During the 11 day attack over 5,000 young girls were taken as sex slaves, 10,000 Yezidis were killed or kidnapped and tens of thousands fled to the mountains leaving everything they owned.
Some Yezidis made their way to Syria, some to Germany, some to Turkey and some to the Dohuk Region of Kurdistan, Iraq. It’s in this region that MedEast is making an impact!
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MEDEAST IN THE NEWS
Our work has been featured in multiple large publications and on some of the top news websites in the world. Check out the articles below for some insight into the stories coming from Kurdistan. Or visit our press page to see more!