| Irak Notiz des UNHCR zur Situation der Jesiden im Irak
Anbei finden Sie eine Notiz des UNHCR zur Situation jesidischer Vertriebener in den kurdischen Gebieten des Iraks, veröffentlicht im Mai 2019:
In August 2014, the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) seized the districts of Sinjar, Tel Afar and the Ninewa Plains, leading to a mass exodus of Yazidis, Christians and other religious communities from these areas. Soon, reports began to surface regarding war crimes and serious human rights violations perpetrated by ISIS and associated armed groups. These included the systematic targeting of members of ethnic and religious minorities. By March 2015, 500,000 Yazidis, predominantly from SinjarDistrict,had been displaced, with the majority fleeing to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I)and particularly Dohuk Governorate.
Some 3,000 Yazidis, mostly women and children, reportedly continue to be missing after having been abducted by ISIS in 2014.2Since Kurdish forces retook Sinjar in mid-November 2015, dozens of mass graves containing the remains of Yazidis have been found.