The UAE government has signed off a $2.5million grant to assist Nadia Murad's initiative to develop comprehensive potable water, sanitation, and hygiene projects in Sinjar, Iraq.
Sultan Al-Shamsi, assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation for International Development Affairs, said that support for the initiative, particularly through water supply, sanitation, and environmental conservation projects, comes in line with the UAE's foreign aid priorities.
State-held news agency Wam also reports that the UAE is committed to addressing the needs of communities in Sinjar affected by Daesh attacks, especially women and children.
It is estimated the project will improve water supply, sanitation, and hygiene for more than 60,000 Yazidi residents in six villages.
Dutch organisation Dorca will be implementing the project.