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Canadian Officials: Yazidi and Ctv Winnipeg

canadian officials: Filipps says all Yazidi cases are being expedited, according to Metro News. She says the government is working with partners in the region to identify vulnerable Yazidi women and children. Immigration spokeswoman Lisa Filipps tells CTV Winnipeg in a statement that the department is aware of the case of Nofa Mihlo Zaghla and her son, Emad, and is acting accordingly. The Yazidi Association of Manitoba, the Kurdish Initiative for Refugees and Winnipeg Friends of Israel went public with the story this week in an effort to get Canadian officials to act quickly to bring the boy to Canada. The United Nations has called for countries around the world to accelerate the asylum applications of Yazidi victims of genocide. The Yazidi are a Kurdish minority which practise an ancient faith and have been persecuted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant also known as Daesh, ISIL or ISIS for their religious beliefs. ( As reported in the news.