Iraq

We are helping to finance three teachers for Yazidi internally displaced persons in northern Iraq.
Type of help

Education

Project partners

HAND FÜR HAND e. V.

STELP is helping since

2024

The terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) spread fear and terror in Iraq. Yazidis in particular suffered greatly under the reign of terror, and in 2023 the genocide by IS was officially recognized by the German government. Around nine years ago, they fled their homeland, the Shingal region, to northern Iraq. But even years after liberation, it still resembles a field of rubble.

Some families wanted to preserve one last piece of their sovereignty and instead of settling in the overcrowded camps for refugees, they settled in the abandoned villages in the north, from which people were in turn displaced by IS.

The small village of Sina is also located there. Hand für Hand e. V. opened the HELIN education center there, which means “nest” in Kurdish. Yazidi children and adults, some of them traumatized, are taught a wide range of subjects there. The focus is on the education of children and the literacy of women, who become more independent by learning to read and write and increase their chances of finding work.

For 2024, STELP will fund three teachers to work at the education center.

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