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House Subcommittee Meeting – Fulfilling the Humanitarian Imperative: Assisting Victims of ISIS Violence

December 9, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fulfilling the Humanitarian Imperative: Assisting Victims of ISIS Violence

House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Subcommittee Hearing

Chairman Smith on the hearing: “More than half of the 635,000 refugees entering Europe this year are from ISIS-controlled territory in Syria.  They are pushed from the area not only by the violence they experience that is directed specifically at them or violence in which they are caught up.  Humanitarian assistance has not kept pace with need.  The World Food Programme, which reports only 41% funding for its Syria regional program this year, considers this shortfall the main trigger for flight from the region by those persecuted or displaced.  This hearing will focus on the plight of persecuted religious minorities in Syria and Iraq and the failure of the international community to fulfill their pledges of support.”


Gregory H. Stanton, Ph.D.
Genocide Watch

The Most Reverend Bishop Francis Kalabat
Chaldean Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle in America

Mr. Mirza Ismail
Founder and Chairman
Yezidi Human Rights Organization-International

Mr. Patrick Kelly
Vice President for Public Policy
Knights of Columbus


***Any changes to witness list will be reflected above.


The House Committee on Foreign Affairs


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