Some of the Yazidi IDP's are going home to their town of Shingal (Sinjar) to see the condition of their homes and town. Mostly, only the men go back because they are not willing to take their daughters and wives. The horrible things they experienced at the hands of invaders have discouraged them from going to their town until they know they are gone.
Singal City has not yet been built up. The roads are very bad, and the few families who have returned must use the well water, which is not suitable (healthy) to drink. Also, there is no electricity.
Political problems are also a big reason for them not to return, yet. The Yazidi people received no protection from the government when the violent group overran their towns. They were not able to fight off those who destroyed their town, killed many, and took their women and children as slaves. Thus, the Yazidi's remain displaced from their homes and towns that they so desperately want to return to.
The most important needs of Yazidi's remain to be basic items, such as clean water, food, baby milk and clothes. They are also very interested in small business start-ups so they can make a way for their families to be self-sufficient.
Little help is going their way. The Kurdish government lacks the resources and limited help comes from the West. Please join us as we help the Yazidi people.
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