Helping the Yazidi community is of the utmost importance to Act Now. The Yazidi community in Northern Iraq has been devastated by ISIS’s occupation. ISIS’s brutality has been directed at children in the Yazidi community as the militants routinely take child sex slaves.
Additionally, many Yazidi families have been destroyed by ISIS and the children have witnessed unspeakable horrors. As such, we designed and implemented projects to rehabilitate, support, and reintegrate Yazidi children. Some children have not been able to attend school for two years and are in desperate need of education. Others are in need of psychological support and therapy to restore a semblance of childhood and healthy development.