American Ezidi Center is launching a Twitter Campaign on September 2, 2014 at 1 pm EST (5pm UTC) to draw attention to kidnapped Ezidi girls who are sold at markets by ISIS, as well as the dire situation of hundreds of thousands displaced Ezidi people that are living in tough conditions.
American Ezidi Center officials says they will announce the the hashtag shortly before the campaign starts.
Yezidi community in Washington, DC and their non-Yezidi Kurdish brethren held a demonstration in front of the White House on August 9, 2014 to demand more help from President Obama.
Who Are Yezidis? Yezidis, who refer to themselves as Ezidis, are a Kurdish non-Muslim population living predominantly in the Sinjar (Şengal) region near Mosul. A sizable Yezidi population also lives in the Iraqi Kurdish town of Sheikhan, where the most important Yezidi holy site Lalesh is located.
In Turkey, small numbers of Yezidis live in Batman, Sanliurfa, Mardin, and Diyarbakir. Others live in Syria, Armenia, Georgia, as well as Europe, Canada and the United States. Yezidi religious traditions, including prayers and holy books, are administered in the Kurmanji dialect of Kurdish. In recent years especially, the Yezidis have been accepted as an important element of the broader Kurdish identity.
Yezidi Community in Washington, DC and some other cities will hold a some rallies to draw attention to critical situation of thousands of Yezidi children, women and elderly who are stranded in mountains.
A group of devastated Yezidi women who safely arrived Kurdstan of Syria, Rojava speaks about the catastrophic situation of Yezidi civilians in Sinjar Region who fled from ISIS
Video- US Humanitarian Air Drop over Sinjar Mountains where thousands of Yezidi people are still trapped
This Yezidi man says they crossed into Syria after YPG forces opened a safe passage from them, and then came to Iraq again. He also says ISIS took some Yezidi women along and they do not know what happened to them!
August 4, 2014
On Tuesday Yezidi member of Iraqi Parliament Viyan Dakhil spoke in parliament about the tragedy of Yezidi community.