Support the Yazidi People

The Canada-Yazidi Action Coalition petitions the Government of Canada to adopt our 5-point call to action to provide relief, aid, resettlement, and justice for the Yazidi people.

The Yazidi are a religious minority of around 700,000 people, concentrated in Northern Iraq, in and around Mount Sinjar and in the Nineveh Plains prior to August 2014. Yazidism is one of the oldest religions in the Middle East, dating back 6,000 years.

The UNHCR issued its report “They Came to Destroy”: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis, which declared Yazidis are victims of genocide and outlined a number of recommendations for the international community. Currently, more than 500,000 Yazidi people are displaced with well over 100,000 in refugee camps, segregated from other refugees because the Yazidi are not safe among them. 

A group of non-governmental organizations, private refugee sponsors, Yazidi-Canadians, and concerned Canadians from across the country are announcing the launch of the Canada-Yazidi Action Coalition (CYAC) with a 5-point call to action for the Canadian government. Our mission is to advocate for relief, aid, resettlement, and justice for the Yazidi people.

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Prime Minister of Canada/Premier ministre du Canada
    Justin Trudeau
  • Minister of International Trade
    Chrystia Freeland
  • Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
    Ahmed Hussen

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