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Yazidi families arrive in Winnipeg

Operation Ezra members, family, and friends greet the two families at Richardson International Airport on Dec. 21.

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Operation Ezra members, family, and friends greet the two families at Richardson International Airport on Dec. 21.

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The local Yazidi resettlement organization Operation Ezra welcomed two more families to Winnipeg last week.

The Dakheel family of four, and the Salih family of 11, arrived at Richardson International Airport from Turkey on Dec. 21.

Operation Ezra is a coalition of religious and community groups, including Shaarey Zedek Synagogue and Mennonite Central Committee, working together to privately sponsor seven refugee Yazidi families. Yazidis are a religious ethnic minority in Iraq that has historically faced persecution and is currently being targeted by ISIS.

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Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 22/12/2016 (573 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

The local Yazidi resettlement organization Operation Ezra welcomed two more families to Winnipeg last week.

The Dakheel family of four, and the Salih family of 11, arrived at Richardson International Airport from Turkey on Dec. 21.

Operation Ezra is a coalition of religious and community groups, including Shaarey Zedek Synagogue and Mennonite Central Committee, working together to privately sponsor seven refugee Yazidi families. Yazidis are a religious ethnic minority in Iraq that has historically faced persecution and is currently being targeted by ISIS.

The Dakheels and Salihs are pictured with Winnipegger Nafiya Naso and her family (which arrived from a refugee camp earlier this year).

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The Dakheels and Salihs are pictured with Winnipegger Nafiya Naso and her family (which arrived from a refugee camp earlier this year).

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