Four years since the Sinjar massacre perpetrated on the Yazidi people by ISIS, those now resettled in Coffs Harbour have gathered together to commemorate those who were lost and killed in the genocide. Berivan Halo told her harrowing story to ABC news. Read it here
A study published in PLOS by Cetorelli et al (2017) estimates that around 2.5% of the Yazidi population was either killed or kidnapped in just a few days in August 2014, with those who escaped reporting horrific abuse, including forced religious conversion, torture and sex slavery. Those Yazidi refugees resettled in Australia under the humanitarian settlement program are starting new lives in regional areas such as Coffs Harbour (NSW) and Toowoomba (QLD).