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Baba Sheikh: “Our hearts go out to the innocent victims in Sri Lanka.”

by Patrick Harriganon May 2, 2019
"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
Yazidis feast on traditional foods.

Ezidikhan Governing Council approves Food Code

by Patrick Harriganon March 29, 2019
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.

Seeds of Life seeds await shipment from New Delhi to Ezidikhan. Photo taken 2019-02-10

‘Seeds of Life’ Agriculture Project launched by Ezidikhan

by Patrick Harriganon February 11, 2019
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.
The predominantly Ezidi town of Sinjar (Shingal) located on the Syrian border. (Photo: Andrea Dicenzo)

Ezidikhan PM denounces Barzani threat to occupy Shingal

by Patrick Harriganon February 7, 2019
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...

Bones, suspected to belong to members of Iraq's Yazidi community, are seen in a mass grave on the outskirts of the town of Sinjar, November 30, 2015.

Ezidikhan Investigative Team on Genocide Established

by Patrick Harriganon January 13, 2019
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.