Return and reintegration of Yazidi refugees in Sinjar

KAS and WEO host second workshop on opportunities and obstacles

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Despite the liberation of Sinjar from ISIS in November 2015, thousands of Yazidi IDPs have yet to return to their home of Sinjar. In order to discuss the obstacles and potential solutions for the return of the Yazidis, the KAS Syria/Iraq office and the Women Empowerment Organization (WEO) held a conference entitled “Rule of Law Progress in Sinjar After the Liberation of the City” on 22 May 2017 in Erbil. This conference was a follow-up to a previous KAS and WEO conference on the situation in Sinjar, held in August 2016, and reviewed and addressed the recommendations presented then.


Nils Wörmer, Lucas Lamberty

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Suzan Aref, Director of WEO, Karim Sinjari, Minister of Interior, Maha Haddad from KAS and Bashar Kiki, Head of Nineveh Provincial Council