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SEED Announces 2017 Gala Awardees – Glenn Beck’s Mercury One and Vital Voices

SEED will host its second annual gala dinner event Children in Crisis, in Washington, D.C., on October 2nd, raising funds for its work supporting the recovery of survivors of violence and conflict in Kurdistan, Iraq. SEED is [...]

Three Years Into the Crisis SEED Supports Survivors

This weekend marked the third anniversary of the genocide against the Yezidis, and other minorities in Iraq.  On August 3rd, 2014, ISIS terrorists overran the city of Sinjar and murdered, abducted and enslaved thousands women, [...]

SEED’s President speaks at TEDx

SEED’s President, Sherri Kraham Talabany, was part of Kurdistan’s first TEDx Nishtiman event on the first of April, in Saad Abdulla Hall in Erbil, Kurdistan. The theme for TEDx Nishtiman was rehabilitation and development. Sherri [...]

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Avin* is a young Yezidi woman who was captured by ISIS alongside her sisters in August 2014. On the same day, ISIS murdered her father. Avin says, “I can still hear my father’s voice and the [...]

Learning to speak their mother tongue again

Dlovan* and Zerdesht* are two young brothers. In 2014, ISIS killed their father and they were captured along with their mother, Zaynab*. The brothers were tortured, abused, exposed to violence against others and held by ISIS [...]

We are all human, and should all respect each other

Akil is a 45-year old volunteer teacher working and living in Mamilyan Camp in Akre. He was forced to flee Bartella, near Mosul in August 2014 with his wife and four children. Akil teaches English [...]

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How ISIS-trained child soldiers are a ticking time bomb

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Children were uniquely victimized by ISIS. First, as bystanders caught in a brutal war, but more shockingly, as soldiers who were recruited, indoctrinated with a deadly ideology, then trained to kill and fight on the [...]