The Yezidi International Initiative w/ Gulie Khalaf

Gulie Khalaf Joins us on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Gulie Khalaf and is a leader of the Yezidi community in Lincoln, Nebraska that is working very hard to provide for and support the Yezidi refugees that were displaced from their homes in Iraq.  She is one of the 900 Yezidis currently residing in Nebraska. The Yezidis In Nebraska are heartbroken because of the atrocities committed against their families back in Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of Yezidis fled to more secure regions of northern Iraq following the takeover of Sinjar by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant. 

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Globally the Yezidis number is barely one million after going through 74 genocides. At the moment, half a million are displaced and there are serious threats to their existence: malnutrition, contagious skin diseases, trauma, ISIS and so on.

Gulie was a teacher but left her full time position to lend some support. She is a part of a newly established organization, Yezidis International (YI). YI recently received 501c3 and exists to raise awareness and funds for the plight and culture of Yezidis.

Besides international protections, they believe the only way to help this distress community and give hope is through skill development and empowerment projects and digitizing culture and faith. They are working on a few projects: medical relief camp, education for those in camps, scholarships to those in college. Please consider helping Gulie and the Yezidis International organization here.