Jenny Yang Statement on Smith-Eshoo Bill to Help Genocide Survivors

STATEMENT
January 19, 2017

WORLD RELIEF VICE PRESIDENT JENNY YANG COMMENDS SMITH-ESHOO BILL TO HELP GENOCIDE SURVIVORS

NEW YORK, NY
World Relief Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, Jenny Yang, releases the following statement commending the reintroduction of the Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act (H.R. 390) co-sponsored by Reps. Smith and Eshoo:

“Over the past few years, religious persecution around the world—especially in the Middle East—has reached unprecedented levels. Christian, Yazidi, and other minority religious communities, which have resided in the region for centuries and even millennia, have been driven from their homes, and in many instances, systematically exterminated. Tragically, the world, for the most part, has stood by in silence.”

“The reintroduction of H.R. 390 comes at a time of urgent need. I applaud Rep. Chris Smith and Rep. Anna Eshoo for their unwavering commitment to provide relief and seek justice for the survivors of ISIS genocide in Iraq and Syria. This bill is critically important to the establishment of a broader peace throughout the region, one that defends the God-given religious freedoms of these extremely threatened communities.”

Contact: Jenny Yang / jyang@wr.org / 433.527.8363 / Twitter: @JennyYangWR

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