Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to (a) promote truth and reconciliation and (b) prevent the re-emergence of conflict between Yazidi people who have returned to their home areas in Iraq and non-Yazidi people living in those areas.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK is supporting the development of inclusive and representative reconciliation processes, involving Yazidis and other minorities, at both national and community levels in Iraq, through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund. We have also contributed £23.5 million to the UN's Funding Facility for Stabilisation, which is helping to rebuild and develop inclusive local governance in areas liberated from Daesh, including those to which Yazidis are returning. To support the efforts to promote the truth of Daesh's crimes, in July we announced a further £1 million to the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Daesh which is investigating, among other incidents, the atrocities committed against the Yazidi community in Sinjar province.

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