A sudden and mysterious wave of fires, blamed on the Islamic State, has been burning tens of thousands of acres of Yezidi cropland, destroying a rare bumper crop of wheat and barley and threatening the already impoverished families and their livestock with starvation.
"Our hearts go out to the innocent victims in Sri Lanka where so many were killed and injured in this senseless acts of terrorism. It wasn't so long ago when our community in Iraq faced such actions by ISIS. When we hear of such terrorism, the Yezidi community can relate and empathize as a people persecuted because of our ethics of tolerance and good will to all. Our love goes out to the victims and families and to all of Sri Lanka." -Baba Sheikh Khurto Hajji Ismail
A Food Code for Ezidikhan (GCR 5-20-02-19) has been unanimously adopted by the Governing Council of the Nation of Ezidikhan. The Code establishes definitions; sets standards for handling, distribution, management and personnel, food operations, and equipment and facilities; and provides for food establishment plan review, permit issuance, inspections, employee restrictions, and permit suspension based in Ezidikhan customary practices and widely accepted standards for promotion of public health.
The Ezidikhan government has announced that the Government of India has agreed to provide aid for Ezidikhan’s Seeds of Life pilot project. The horticulture project includes a greenhouse, training for three Ezidikhan citizens, planting of 450 fruit and nut trees employing hundreds of workers, planting of vegetables crops that will employ twelve workers.
Ezidikhan Prime Minister Barjis Soso Kalaf has rejected statements made by neighboring Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani's during a speech earlier this week . Barzani's statements, says Prime Minister Barjis, amount to a threat to occupy and administer Shingal against the will of the Yezidi people. “The people of Shingal utterly rcondemn any attempt by Barzani to forcibly take political or physical control of Ezidikhan, its people or its resources. Barzani’s words and actions are in violatio...
Prime Minister Barjis Soso Kalaf has designated as Senior Investigator for the team Mr. Abo Sunds Aliafry, a legal investigator with fifteen years experience. Mr. Aliafry began organizing the investigative team in late December 2018 and plans to begin the work of the Team in January 2019.
Using France's "asylum visa," any resident of France can privately sponsor a Yezidi family. The private sponsor pledges to provide housing and orientation for the asylum-seekers. The French government provides food support and social services.
The new investigative team will probe all crimes and identify suspects whether persons, groups or institutions that may have committed genocide including but not limited to Da’esh and its allies and crimes attributable to Iraqi governmental forces, at the federal or regional level (like Kurdish regional forces); militia such as the Popular Mobilization Forces; or international forces.
Ezidikhan Prime Minister Barjis Soso Khalaf “rejects most emphatically” as “political extortion” the Kurdish Regional Government and Iraqi Government demand that the Ezidikhan Governing Council retract its 16 November Resolution charging the Kurdish government with acts of genocide and the Iraqi and US governments complicity in those acts.
The governments of Sweden, India and Iraq have invited the Provisional Government of Ezidikhan to consultations concerning the Governing Council Resolution of 15 November condemning Kurdish genocidal policies toward Yezidis. Prime Minister Barjis Soso Khalaf has vowed to meet with the Iraqi government to seek the Kurdish Regional Government’s immediate withdrawal.