Transferring 100 Yazidi women to France

12/5/2019 09:47:00

The International Organization for Migration and France have signed a protection agreement for 100 Yazidi women and their families as part of the humanitarian acceptance program in France.


The agreement, which was launched by Nadia Murad and French President Emmanuel Macron in October 2018, provides protection and acceptance to up to 100 Yazidi women and their families as part of the humanitarian acceptance program in France.


In a statement, the International Organization for Migration said that its teams in Iraq would help move those families on their journey to France by providing health checks, pre-departure information, travel assistance, escorts and other forms of assistance until arrival. She pointed out that families upon arrival in France will be referred to local non-governmental organizations that provide social, medical and administrative support during the first year.


The head of the office of the International Organization for Migration in France, Sarah Abbas said: “This new initiative is the result of solidarity and the expression of an international mechanism to share responsibility in protecting the most vulnerable groups,” noting that “the program of humanitarian acceptance depends on a strong partnership between the French and Iraqi governments, international organizations and civil society organizations.”





Sham Ahmed: A candidate for the European Union

A Kurdish girl nominated herself for a seat in the European Union and her nomination number is 13.


Sham Ahmed says “I was a little girl when I came from Kurdistan to Eu...

»  A Kurdish journalist is a candidate in municipal elections in Germany
»  UK.. First Kurdish mayor of the 'Lambeth' city

Bafel Talabani: Another intra-Kurdish conflict will not happen

Sulaymaniyah, Iraq - Over the past year, Iraq has seen a number of major political developments, including the fallout of the Kurdish independence referendum, the May national elections, and the Se...

»   Kurdish novelist Burhan Sonmez: ‘The only way out is to criticise loudly’
»  PUK delegation reveals the main topics of the meetings in Baghdad

Iraqi perspective of the US-Iran tension

The Middle East Research Institute’s Founder, Dlawer Ala'Aldeen issued a report about the latest developments of the tensions between the US and Iran that has been going on for a while now.
»  Breaking the Cycle of Shame in Iraq
»  US plans to deploy 120,000 troops in Middle East