The France providing funding EUR 25 million for victims of minorities Daesh

09/08/2015. The conference, which brought together 56 countries and 11 regional and international organizations discussed ways to implement to support community members who are covered by Daech and other terrorist organizations for ethnic or religious reasons, and communities that are threatened as such in Iraq and Syria.

While they have been hit hard by the arrival of the Islamic state in the region and that their members are fleeing massively, it is indeed the question of the survival of minority communities in Syria and Iraq – Christians , Yezidi, Shabak but also, and Mandaeans kakaïs – which poses a very real way today.

This meeting had three objectives: to facilitate humanitarian sustainable and safe return of refugees and displaced persons, judicial fight against crime and finally policy so that countries integrate ethnic and religious diversity in their government composition.

Several patriarchs were present in Paris, including Archbishop Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Mgr Paul Matar, Maronite Archbishop of Beirut, Mgr Louis Sako of the Chaldean Patriarch. The President of the Republic, Fançois Holland, attended this meeting.

The Holy See was he represented by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

Read the entire file (in french) on the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website

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