A Yazidi Activist On the Centuries-Long Relations Between Armenians and Yazidis

Mirza Dinnayi is a Yazidi activist and co-founder of Luftbrücke Irak (Air Bridge Iraq), a humanitarian organization that flies Yazidi victims from Iraq to Germany for medical treatment. He is also the 2019 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity Laureate. The Aurora Prize recognizes people around the world for their acts of exceptional courage and commitment to saving human life. 

The purpose of Mirza Dinnayi’s visit to Armenia is not only to commemorate the Armenian Genocide. He has also initiated a trauma training project here for teachers and social workers in vulnerable communities in Armenia and Artsakh.

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