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Yazidi Women: Daesh and Police Officers

yazidi women: Read more Tearful mother-and-child reunion after 12-year-old former Daesh captive arrives in Winnipeg Article Continued Below Trump administration denounces Daesh for genocide' of Christians, Yazidis, Shiite Muslims Canada to send as many as 20 police officers to Iraq as part of fight against Daesh The House of Commons unanimously passed a motion in 2016 calling the persecution of Yazidis a genocide and committing to provide asylum to Yazidi women and girls. react-empty 159 A subsequent commitment to bringing in 1,200 people by the end of 2017 was made last February, according to Toronto Star. Daesh, also known as ISIS or ISIL, militants have taken a systematic approach to trying to eradicate the Yazidi population since the outbreak of conflict in Iraq in 2014. Of those already here, 81 per cent are Yazidi, a minority sect from Iraq specifically targeted by Islamic militants over the course of the conflict in Iraq. Some 200,000 Yazidis were displaced in the initial clashes between militants, Iraqi government forces and the Kurdish militia. Given the extensive trauma these individuals have survived, including torture, sexual violence, death of their family members in front of them, there are a tremendous amount of psychosocial supports that need to be put in place, Dawn Edlund, an official with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, told the committee. Yazidi women, girls and boys were routinely sold into slavery, while older men were forced to convert or be killed. ( As reported in the news.