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Survivors of ISIS captivity and violence face many barriers to their reintegration and recovery. SEED works to strengthen protections and services and advocates for survivors’ rights. Reintegration of Survivors of ISIS Over 6,000 Yezidi women and children were taken by ISIS in 2014. To date, 3,530 individuals have survived [...]
The Caliphate Is Crushed, But ISIS Infants—Innocent, Abandoned and Despised—Live On Source: Daily Beast / Author: KIMBERLY DOZIER DUHOK, Iraqi Kurdistan—In no-man’s land between the Iraqi and Syrian borders, there’s a meeting point for Iraqi families freed from the so-called Islamic State. Smugglers bring their human contraband to meet relieved family members who paid tens [...]
At SEED, while we strive to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable today, we believe it’s critical to invest in helping to transition to a more sustainable approach to mental health and psychosocial support services (MHPSS). Much of our efforts are through our Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) at [...]
Psychological Wounds: Rehabilitating the Child Victims of ISIS Source: The Globe Post / Author: Bryan Bowman When Arya, a young Yazidi girl, returned home after being kidnapped by ISIS, she could no longer speak the language of her people. After spending years living in ISIS captivity, she was sold and resold as a domestic [...]
For these victims of ISIS, the conflict isn't over Source: CNN Opinion / Author: Gayle Tsemach Lemmon At the State Department's "ministerial to advance religious freedom" last week, Vice President Mike Pence noted the plight of the Yazidis, an Iraqi community ravaged by ISIS, whose fighters have slaughtered Yazidi men and captured, raped and enslaved [...]
Exclusive: State Department Takes Strongest Steps Yet to Combat Human Trafficking Abroad Source: Breitbart News / Author: Adelle Nazarian Human trafficking, a form of modern slavery, has existed for thousands of years and is still a serious problem in many countries throughout the world, particularly with the resurgence of extremist groups like the Islamic State [...]
Living With Genocide: Four Years After ISIS Attacked Source: Hudson Institute / Author: C-Span In the summer of 2014, Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants attacked the city of Mosul and then continued an assault across the Nineveh Plains. They devastated the historic homelands of the Christian and and Yezidis, displacing more than [...]
Over 3,100 Yazidi women and children still missing four years after genocide by ISIS in Iraq Source: Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis / Author: Laura Kelly Over 3,000 Yazidi's are still missing after being kidnapped by ISIS in 2014, sold into slavery and sexually abused, the representative for the Kurdistan Regional Government [...]
SEED presents its 2017 Annual Report and 2018 Strategic Plan. SEED had many significant achievements in 2017, including the start of mobile services in Dohuk and Erbil, the opening of its new office in Dohuk, the creation of a Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) at Koya University and the first [...]