Narrative Review: The (Mental) Health Consequences of the Northern Iraq Offensive of ISIS in 2014 for Female Yezidis

  title={Narrative Review: The (Mental) Health Consequences of the Northern Iraq Offensive of ISIS in 2014 for Female Yezidis},
  author={Pia J{\"a}ger and Claudia Rammelt and Notburga Ott and Angela Brand},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health},
  • Pia Jäger, C. Rammelt, A. Brand
  • Published 24 June 2019
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
The Yezidis who represent a religious minority living in Northern Iraq were particularly affected by the persecution by ISIS (Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, syn.: ISIL—Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant) that gained power after 2013. This paper gives an overview of the events and the mental health consequences on the Yezidi community as well as associated influences on affected female Yezidis. Based on a systematic literature search, the aspects of “Persecution by ISIS and actual situation… 

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