Possible Genocide Against the Yezidi

Case Study: Possible Genocide Against the Yezidi


When: August 2014

Where: Kurdistan Region of Iraq


  • Perpetrators: Islamic State (ISIS)
  • Targets: Yezidi people, an ethnic and religious minority in the Kurdistan region of Iraq


  • ~1,000 people dead (exact total unknown)
  • Hundreds of thousands refugees

Learn More:

News Articles:


‘Convert or Die’ Stranded Yazidi Refugees on ISIS Threats (3:53)
(Click to watch, 3:53)
Yazidi Refugees: A Desperate Struggle (2:56)
(Click to watch, 2:56)
Even With Hometown Liberated, Yazidi Refugees Fear Return (1:39)
(Click to watch, 1:39)


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