Yazidis And The Referendum

Some unsettling news coming out of the IDP camps in northern Iraq including BK where our projects are.
There is an independence referendum happening in Iraqi Kurdistan this week where the Kurds are hoping to secede from Baghdad. This decision is not going down well with either Baghdad or Turkey with Turkey promising violence should they succeed.
After 70 or so attempted genocides on the Yazidi in their history at the hands of The Ottomans and the Arabs, many feel that a storm is coming and thousands are leaving the camps to head to their home in Sinjar mountain where there is no water, power or infrastructure whatsoever. Testing times ahead. 
Pics courtesy of Melissa Delal