Help Project Abraham save the Yazidis from Genocide

Update posted by Gary Rose On Oct 24, 2017

This video produced by CNN provides an understanding of what the Yazidis are faced with.

Who are the Yazid? - CNN

Within our GTA Yazidi community are escaped captives of ISIS - women, girls, and young boys. Project Abraham is providing volunteer and other resources for these refugees, and helping them recover.

The trauma these people have faced is beyond belief, but with the help of Canadian volunteers and agencies, our partner organizations, and with the help of the established GTA Yazidi community, we are making a difference.

Please donate to Project Abraham so that we can do more.

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Update posted by Gary Rose On Oct 03, 2017







It has been almost two years since The Mozuud Freedom Foundation initiated Project Abraham to help save the Yazidis from genocide.It started as a small group of concerned people being approached by Mirza Ismail of the Yezidi Human Rights Organization – International, who was desperately looking for help in sponsoring Yazidis under the government family reunification program, and it has now grown into a huge project with over 100 volunteers helping the growing Yazidi community in the GTA.

Project Abraham and its volunteer community has become an invaluable source of aid for Yazidi refugees. We have raised over $100,000 to sponsor four families that are now living in the GTA.We have set up volunteer resettlement groups to support both our sponsored families and the government sponsored families that have also been brought to the GTA.We help find housing, find furniture, clothing, drive them to their appointments, and teach conversational ESL.We are also involved in lobbying the government, along with our partner organizations, to bring more Yazidis to Canada.

The stories the Yazidis women tell us of their time as sexual slaves are beyond what any human being should have to endure. One young girl, about 9 or 10 years old at the time, escaped through her own fortitude the night before her wedding to a 70-year old man. Before being sold into slavery, these women and girls witnessed their husbands, fathers, and brothers being shot. They were then sold multiple times, the women gang raped in front of their children and subject to torture for not complying to the wishes of their ISIS captors.

These rescued women and girls are now recovering in the Toronto area, supported by the Yazidi community and our Project Abraham volunteers, who have become their new family. These are the survivors, but there are still over 3,000 Yazidi women and girls in captivity being bought and sold in slave markets, and over the Internet.

The Yazidi community are desperately trying to bring over more relatives who cannot return to their homes. They are living in fear, without food, money, and medical help.The government is planning to bring more Yazidi refugees from Iraq, the most vulnerable, by the end of this year.They all need our help.

As Project Abraham has grown, so has our need to solicit funds to support the work we are doing. Volunteers are currently digging into their pockets to pay for transporting furniture.Volunteers have paid for mattresses, shoes, food, and supplies needed to teach ESL.We now have administration costs. As with any growing humanitarian project, we need to find funds to support our ongoing work.

Our goal is to initially raise $50,000 by the end of this year, and we are optimistic that this can be done.We are asking for you to consider donating to Project Abraham, to help the GTA Yazidi community, and to help save a people undergoing genocide.

Your donation is most appreciated.

Gary Rose
Director, Communications
Prroject Abraham

To find out more about Project Abraham, and how to donate please click here

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Update posted by Gary Rose On Sep 18, 2017

This is a long article to read, but an important one. It provides the insight needed to understand the facts on the ground for the Yazidis in northern Iraq.

The factional politics of Kurdistan is complex, with no single path looking like a solution. What is clear is that the losers in the battle for autonomy will be the Yazidis. While they are trying to assert themselves, the reality is that they will continue to be consumed and used by the forces around them unless they have international support or until there are no Yazidis left.

The genocide of the Yazidis is ongoing, and it will be for the foreseeable future.

Please support Project Abraham. We must continue to rescue them from obliteration.

In the Field With Yazidi Fighters, Tales of Genocide at ISIS's Hands and More Conflict to Come


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Update posted by Gary Rose On Sep 07, 2017

Project Abraham volunteers helping the GTA Yazidi community

The Mozuud Freedom Foundation's Project Abraham is successfully supporting the growing Yazidi community in the GTA and helping them adapt to living in Canada. With our growing network of committed volunteers, we are providing clothes and furniture, helping find jobs and housing, and working with the community to ensure their needs are being met.

We are also committed to helping the community with the ongoing effort to bring their family members to Canada. This is a huge commitment for us. It requires hundreds of hours of volunteer work to complete applications, lobbying the government to allow more refugees to come to Canada, and raising the funds required.

As we have become a source of hope for the Yazidis, and have become to understand the breadth of the genocide that has forced them from their homeland, we now see the true lack of significant help that governments and the UN have given, despite their acknowledgement of the Yazidi genocide

Project Abraham is working with other human rights organizations such as One Free World International (OFWI) and the Yezidi Human Rights Organization – International to address the failure of the Canadian government to do more than a token effort to bring Yazidis to Canada. We are a small voice, but have achieved so much in the last two years, and are continuing to fight on behalf of the Yazidi people.

Despite the lack of significant government support for family reunification, the Yazidi community is thankful that the people of Canada has taken them in. They are learning English, going to school, taking jobs, and are celebrating their religious holidays, births, and upcoming marriages, in freedom. They are a people who have suffered yet know the real meaning of family, community, working hard, and moving forward to become good Canadians in every sense.

Supporting the Yazidis community is a significant undertaking. Many of the refugees in the GTA community are survivors of ISIS - women and children whose husbands and brothers were shot and killed, and were then taken and traded in the sex slave markets. Others escaped Iraq and were living in Turkey in squalor, unable to return to Iraq, and unable to work because of discrimination. These people survived what only can be called crimes against humanity.


Project Abraham needs to raise $50,000 by the end of 2017 to cover the costs of supporting more Yazidi refugees who will be arriving in the GTA, as well as the ongoing costs of supporting the GTA Yazidi community. In time they will be self-sufficient, but until then they are a people recovering in a new country from the horrors of a genocide. They need our help.


Please donate to Project Abraham and support the Yazidis.






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