McColm & Company is pleased to announce that Managing Director, Victoria McColm, has been invited to join the Supervisory Board of the Free Yezidi Foundation (FYF). FYF was established in August 2014 to raise awareness about the plight of the Yezidi people in the Kurdistan Region of Northern Iraq, advocate for their protection and to deliver desperately needed humanitarian assistance to Yezidis fleeing ISIS attacks.
“I’m honored to support the critical work of the Free Yezidi Foundation. Together, the Supervisory Board will work to ensure that the world’s most vulnerable people are not forgotten or their plight ignored, but that they receive the assistance and protection they need to survive ISIS and live with dignity.” said Ms. McColm.
In February 2015, FYF Executive Director, Pari Ibrahim, undertook a fact finding mission to Dohuk, Iraq in order to understand the full impact of ISIS attacks on the Yezidi people. What she found was shocking and heartbreaking. Learn more about Ms. Ibrahim’s trip, her journey to Mt. Sinjari and what's happening to the Yezidis - watch the report of Dutch TV program Brandpunt.
The organization’s initial projects include the establishment of a post-trauma center in Dohuk Iraq for Yezidi women who have managed to escape ISIS. These women were victims of egregious sexual assault and FYF is working to deliver a team of international post-trauma experts to assist in facilitating their healing. FYF is also working to on the development of a children’s center for newly orphaned Yezidi children. Please join McColm & Company in supporting the Free Yezidi Foundation.