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The Yezidi humanitarian crisis

One year ago, ISIS attacked the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. Thousands fled to Mt. Sinjar, including the ethnic minority Yezidis. The Yezidis faced genocide until U.S. airstrikes and the Iraqi army came to their rescue. We’ll reflect on what’s happened to the Yezidis in the last year with Sherizaan Minwalla, a human rights lawyer, specializing in gender-based violence in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. She’s also an advisor to the Iraqi Children Foundation. Joining Minwalla is Christine van den Toorn, director of the Institute for Regional and International Studies at the American University of Iraq Sulaimani. They talk with us about life today for the Yezidis, especially women and girls, who were greatly victimized by the conflict. (Photo: Flickr/Domenico)

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