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Consul General Hicks Visits Lalish
December 15, 2022

A group conversing with each other in a temple

Consul General Irvin Hicks met with the Yezidi leaders at Lalish temple. During this visit, CG Hicks discussed issues facing the Yezidi community in Iraq and announced $750,000 in additional U.S. funding for further renovation of the temple, bringing total U.S. support to over $2.3 million. The United States is committed to supporting the Yezidi community and religious and ethnic minorities in Kurdistan Region and Iraq.