Together,
we will make it.

Yazidis are still in the process of rebuilding their lives in Sinjar, but now COVID-19 is threatening their mobility, security, livelihoods, and health.

Emergency Relief

Donation Goal = $188,108
Raised so far 27%

$50,828

KCA is committed to providing emergency supplies to 6,200 families in Sinjar, with the support of Nadia’s Initiative. KCA is delivering emergency supplies to those who need it the most essentially refugees. These emergency supply baskets include food that can support vulnerable families for up to a month.

For $30 a family will receive one month’s supply of food.

will fund the baskets

The issue

On August 3rd, 2014, the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) began a genocidal campaign against the Yazidi ethno-religious minority. This attack resulted in the massacre of Yazidi men and older women, enslavement of more than 6,000 Yazidis (mostly women and girls), and displacement of over 350,000 Yazidis. Many of the over 120,000 Yazidis who have returned to their ancestral homelands in the region of Sinjar are struggling to rebuild their lives. COVID-19 is exacerbating returnee families’ vulnerability by cutting off access to livelihoods and food security.
The COVID-19 lockdown has left thousands of families in Sinjar, Iraq without a means to earn an income and feed their children. Those already vulnerable due to displacement have been most impacted by COVID’s travel restrictions and curfews.

Your support is critical:

With your contribution we will ensure:
- Families who have recently returned to Sinjar will be supported upon return.
- Returnees who have been living in the region for years, but remain particularly vulnerable, will be provided with necessary food items to support their families during COVID-19 lockdowns.

Our

Without our amazing partners and supporters, KCA wouldn't be able to make this possible.

Nadia’s Initiative is on a mission to create a world where women are able to live peacefully, and where communities that have experienced trauma and suffering are supported and redeveloped. Nadia's Initiative advocates — at the local, national, and international levels — for resources and policy changes needed to protect and support survivors of sexual violence and rebuild communities in crisis. We collaborate with global leaders, governments, and international organizations to raise awareness and direct critical funding necessary to make positive, meaningful change. Nadia’s Initiative works to end the use of women and girls as weapons of war and to ensure survivors’ voices are heard. We seek justice through fighting to hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes and to enable survivors to heal and rebuild their lives. Nadia’s Initiative also advocates ensuring that communities in crisis are not forgotten by working to restore basic resources, services, and security in fragile regions. Currently, we are focusing our efforts on rebuilding Sinjar, Iraq, which was systematically destroyed by ISIS in 2014.