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Yazidids may be an ancient people, but they are modern-day victims of genocide and ISIL targets for hatred, slavery, and sexual slavery. — Read More —
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Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, new UN Human Rights Chief, & friend of Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey makes Syria & Iraq his top priorities. He blasts ISIL fighters as “Takfiris” an ideology that he calls “extremely narrow and unyielding” who annihilate those Muslims, Christians, Jews & others – the rest of humanity – who believe differently to them. Recommend checking the UN Link for his assessment of Iraq & Syria challenges as well as other global hot spots — CAR, South Sudan, Sudan, Israel, Palestine.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48661#.VA8y2kiBEpx598874High_Commissioner

Bosnian Muslims leader appeals to IS IlustrationBy Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via Huffington Post
Journalists are needed to report the truth & humanitarian aid workers endeavour to save the lives of innocents — this was a lesson all learned during the aggression & particularly genocide attempted upon the Muslims, religious or not, over the last two decades in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/bosnia-muslim-community-u_b_5785980.html

UNICEF: “Families who fled area are in immediate need of urgent assistance, including up to 25,000 children who are stranded in mountains surrounding Sinjar & are in dire need of humanitarian aid including drinking water & sanitation.” 

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48418#.U-GQCKJX-uY08-05-2014Iraq_Sinjar

100 Years Since World War I: Does history’s shrapnel still inflict damage and more critically, have we learned to mitigate the collateral damage?