Yazidi elder in Sinjar, northern Iraq (Preemptive Love Coalition / Matt Willingham)
ABC TV (Australia) recently traveled to Sinjar in northern Iraq to tell the story of the Yazidi people, who were targets of an attempted genocide by ISIS. The Yazidis are one of the oldest, most persecuted groups in Iraq.
This documentary explores their story, their unique faith, and their persecution by ISIS. (Please note: Some of the stories in this video may be distressing to some viewers.)
You've been with us in Sinjar, helping the Yazidi people rebuild their lives. (You'll see some of our footage in the ABC video below.) You've helped provide sustainable sources of food and medical care for returning families. You've also helped Yazidi families who have yet to return—like our soapmaker friends who lost everything when they fled their homes, but now are running their own businesses and providing for their families. Most importantly, you've made sure the Yazidis are not forgotten.
Yazidis have long been persecuted, marginalized, and misunderstood. Their story needs to be told.
Read our coverage of the Yazidi people in Iraq:
The Most Persecuted Group in Iraq? Meet the Yazidis.
A brief introduction to the Yazidi people and their story
Genocide in Iraq: For One Persecuted Group, This Was the Day Everything Changed
A look back at August 3, 2014—the day ISIS attacked Sinjar and targeted the Yazidi people for extermination
What Really Happened to the Yazidis of Iraq… and What Comes Next
An inside look at what transpired when ISIS targeted the Yazidis, and how it differed from their treatment of other vulnerable groups
We Drove a Truckload of Chickens Into a Former War Zone. Here’s What We Saw.
A photo essay from one of our recent trips to Sinjar in northern Iraq, to deliver thousands of egg-laying chickens to Yazidi families who had returned