[size=36]New US assistance to Iraq's minority ISIS victims[/size]
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The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Director Mark Green announced the allocation of new financial assistance to support ethnic and religious minorities in northern Iraq, displaced by the genocide by ISIS.
The assistance comes as part of the efforts of the US government, announced by Vice President Mike Pence.
USAID has donated $ 6.8 million to the Catholic Relief Services Foundation, which works in partnership with the Chaldean Catholic Diocese in Erbil, to help vulnerable families meet their immediate family needs and mitigate their return home when possible.
Separate assistance under the memorandum of understanding between the Agency itself and the Government of Poland will provide $ 528,500 for a multi-donor project to provide high-quality health care to communities affected by ISIS persecution.
The beneficiaries of this assistance are mostly IDPs living inside or outside camps in northern Iraq, as well as disadvantaged individuals in host communities.
This new assistance is part of the US government's commitment to help oppressed minorities and preserve Iraq's multi-religious and multi-ethnic heritage.
USAID works with elected officials, community leaders, local and religious NGOs, and the private sector to help religious and ethnic minorities targeted by ISIS to improve their living conditions, expand their economic opportunities, and encourage their democratic participation.
Assistance from the US government in support of persecuted ethnic and religious minorities in northern Iraq totaled some $ 380 million in total assistance.