Yazidis

World Refugee Day

Displaced Family Gets New Lease on Life After Surviving Threat of ISIS

A soft-spoken Yazidi couple, Suleiman Khalf Kajo and his wife, Khabshe, have lived in a refugee camp in northern Syria with their family since fleeing ISIS in August 2014.
International Rescue Committee
6.20.17
News

What It's Like to Fight ISIS in Iraq as a Westerner

Mike, a 54-year-old dance teacher from England, spent six months in Iraq battling the Islamic State. We spoke to him about his time there and how he thinks the battle can be won.
Matt Blake
6.29.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, US diplomats call for a strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, British MP Jo Cox has died, Meat Loaf is in the hospital after collapsing onstage, and more.
VICE Staff
6.17.16
News

Sorry, Kurds, Canada Has No Guns to Give

The Minister of Defence says the Canadian military might ferry another country's arms to the Peshmerga fighters, but its shelves are bare.
Justin Ling
3.26.15
News

London’s Kurds Marched to Convince the World to Save Their Homeland from the Islamic State

The demonstrators were furious that the international community has so far seemed unconcerned with the fate of their people.
Philip Kleinfeld
10.8.14
Stuff

Were 'Devil Worshipper' Yazidis There for the Birth of Human Culture?

As well as the attempted annihilation of an ethnic group, it’s also their religion IS want to destroy. One of the strangest survivals throughout the entirety of human culture, their faith has been viewed as so subversive and unsettling that it’s...
Michael Smith
9.2.14
VICE News

The Chinese Government Advises Villagers in Xinjiang to Fight Terrorism with ‘Angry Stares’

And more news from around the world.
VICE Staff
8.23.14
News

Why Is the Islamic State Trying to Eradicate Iraq's Yazidi Minority?

For the past week, the world's gaze has been fixed on northern Iraq, where the Islamic State is besieging, scattering, and starving out the Yazidis, an ethno-religious minority on the run.
Mark Hay
8.13.14