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The Yazidis: abandoned to terror

The Yazidis, victims of "the biggest case of enslavement this century", say the world has let them down

By James Harkin   April 2015

Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar: in the space of a week at the beginning of August, 40,000 fled up the mountain. © James Harkin

Like every other Yazidi living in the shadow of Mount Sinjar, Nada’s catastrophe began on 3rd August last year. In just a few hours, Islamic State (IS) militants took control of the whole Sinjar area of northern Iraq. In the space of a…

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