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The displacement of the Yezidis after the rise of ISIS in Northern Iraq
The displacement of the Yezidis after the rise of ISIS in Northern Iraq

Author(s): Irene Dulz
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Ethnohistory, Military history, Political history, Nationalism Studies, Present Times (2010 - today), Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Northern Iraq; minorities; Yezidis; ISIS; internally displaced persons;

Summary/Abstract: In the summer of 2014 the expansion of “The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL/ISIS) from Syria into Iraqi territory triggered the displacement of two to three hundred thousand members of the Yezidi community in Northern Iraq. Displaced from Sinjar and other districts in the Nineveh governorate, the majority of Yezidis are hosted in the Dohuk governorate and are living there as internally displaced persons. The article explores the impact of the displacement from different angles and investigates the impact on the Yezidi community as well as the impact on ethnic and religious aspects of social life in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

  • Issue Year: 4/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 131-147
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English