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Integration

Provide welcoming communities and Ezidi refugees with a space to exchange, discover each other and learn about their respective culture, history and traditions.

Since 2014, the number of Ezidi refugees in France and in Europe as a whole has increased significantly. The particular case of religious minorities from the Middle East during the so-called islamic state enlargement attracted the attention of European leaders and some launched special programs to welcome Ezidi survivors.
In France this was done by President Macron in partnership with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad in 2018, with the decision to welcome 100 families in the country. While this constituted a great opportunity for the families to rebuild themselves in a safer environment, the program was at the image of the whole refugee system in France, not efficient enough.
Many refugees were left for months without French classes, and no actions were properly done to encourage the integration of the families in their new communities.

Our goal is to provide welcoming communities and Ezidi refugees with a space to exchange, discover each other and learn about their respective culture, history and traditions. This can be done through conferences, seminars or cultural exchanges organized in the local communities.

Objectives:
• Ensure a better integration for Ezidi refugees by contact with the welcoming community.
• Educate the welcoming communities about the history and struggles of the Ezidi community and on the struggle of asylum seeking in France.
• Create a safe space to exchange between the two groups.
• Advocate for a better integration process from the State.
• Lobby the French government to ensure a better integration procedures and a psychological follow-up for all refugees coming from war zones and having endured psychological trauma for years already.

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