The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will participate in a conference sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace called “Views from the U.S. Administration, Iraq and Syria Military Leaders and the Region.”
The occasion which will be held on April 3, 2018, will discuss the importance of moving quickly to restore basic services so that displaced people.
Administrator Green will join U.S. Central Command Commander General Joseph Votel, and the Department of State’s Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Brett McGurk, for a panel discussion on the role of the United States in stabilizing Iraq and Syria after ISIS.
Administrator Green will discuss the importance of moving quickly to restore basic services so that displaced people, including ethnic and religious minorities, can return home and begin rebuilding their lives and their communities.
As the leading donor of humanitarian assistance to Iraq and Syria, the United States has provided nearly $7.7 billion in aid to the Syrian response since the start of the crisis, and $1.7 billion in humanitarian assistance for the Iraq crisis since 2014.
According to a New Yorker, the Yazidis, a long persecuted religious and ethnic minority who practice a faith with pre-Zoroastrian roots and Islamic and Christian influences, stability is still a distant prospect. isis militants consider the Yazidis infidels and have subjected them to systematic killings, rape, and pillage.
In the summer of 2014, isis killed hundreds, possibly thousands, of Yazidis; more than fifty thousand survivors fled to Sinjar Mountain, in the baking August heat. Three thousand Yazidis remain in isis captivity, but as isishas lost territory, international interest in them has faded.