Shun violence, offer solidarity to the suffering, spread awareness: Sri Sri advises people who want to contribute to the Yazidi issue but think they cannot.
In a special session entitled “Peace in Middle East”, people from around the world sought the guidance of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder, Art of Living & International Association for Human Values (IAHV).
Sri Sri has made a commitment to spread the message of peace and non-violence in Iraq. Since September 2003 when Art of Living and IAHV began trauma relief initiatives, around 10,000 people from Iraq have found relief and a new lease of life.
The Art of Living, along with the International Association of Human Values (IAHV) has carried out some remarkably inspiring work in countries like Jordan, Israel, Iran, Kurdistan, Iraq, Syria, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. From providing support to relief camps and displaced families to trauma relief workshops to providing relief from the crisis created by the ISIS.
The current ISIS onslaught has aggravated the humanitarian crisis in Iraq and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of the International Association For Human Values & The Art of Living, has taken it upon him to rescue the distressed Iraqis. Many Yazidi activists have met with Sri Sri, soliciting his support and guidance.
Thousands of traumatized Yazidis, Christians and Kurdish Shias are languishing in camps in Erbil, Duhok and Khazir without basic items for survival such as food, water, clothing, shelter and hygiene.
Our volunteers have been working tirelessly to bring relief to the displaced people. Several tonnes of relief material have been air lifted and distributed. They’ve been rescuing abducted girls, providing food, water, medicines, shelter, clothing, education... and we are not stopping at that.
Sri Sri will be visiting Erbil, Iraq as a keynote speaker for the IAHV Peace Conference and is also due to visiting relief camps at Mt. Sinjar on the 19-20th November 2014.
Many people from around the world have written to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to ask for solutions in Kurdistan. Others have shared heart-felt prayers for the thousands of citizens trapped in the Sinjar Mountains.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar shared his views on the ISIS, the role of individuals to help the trapped people and the future of the Yazidis in a special webcast dedicated to saving the thousands of Iraqis trapped in the cycle of violence.