Victims of Genocide want to come to Canada; must be empowered to determine their own future
Statement by One Free World International in response to to Kurdish Regional Government’s remarks by Prime Minister Nechirvan Brazani.
TORONTO – “Yazidis victims of genocide must be empowered to determine their own future” is the message Rev. Majed El Shafie is delivering in response to Kurdish Regional Government’s remarks by Prime Minister Nechirvan Brazani.
One Free World International and partner organizations urge the Canadian government to move forward in presenting its plan to help and relocate Yazidi genocide victims within the next three months.
“We have spoken directly with hundreds of victims living in squalor in the refugee camps in Iraq. The chance to move to Canada and rebuild their lives is a source of hope amongst the ongoing suffering Yazidi genocide victims face in northern Iraq.” said El Shafie.
OFWI and partner organizations have been working with Yazidi and other minorities in Iraq and Syria since fighting with ISIS broke out in 2014. Left to fend for themselves, international coalition forces had to come to their rescue after Iraqi and Kurdish fighting forces left vulnerable Yazidi minorities behind.
Canadians are waiting for their government to take action in line with the best of Canadian values. OFWI and coalition organization remain ready and willing to assist in whatever way possible in this vital humanitarian relief and support mission to give victims of genocide hope.
Last month OFWI and a coalition of organizations called for a clear plan from the Canadian government to action its commitment. Organizations include:
- One Free World International
- Mozuud Freedom Foundation (Project Abraham)
- Yezidi Human Rights International
- Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow
- Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights
- Canadian Institute for Jewish Research
- Kurdish Association of Manitoba
- Canadian Yazidi Association (Winnipeg)
- Canadian Jews and Friends of Yazidis
- Office of Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto
- Winnipeg Friends of Israel