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In March 2021, Yezidi activists and civil society, with support from IOM Iraq, other international organizations and government partners, achieved a major milestone: the Iraqi Council of Representatives adopted the Law on Yezidi Survivors, officially recognizing ISIL’s acts of genocide against Yezidis and other minority groups and establishing a framework for the provision of financial support and other forms of reparations to survivors. These include a monthly salary, shelter and education assistance, access to health and mental health services and more.

The newly established General Directorate of Survivors’ Affairs is tasked with implementing the law.

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