Critics: State Department Delaying Aid Congress Provided to Yazidis, Christians in Iraq

Iraqis Yazidis dance during a ceremony celebrating the Yazidi New Year north east of Mosul

Human rights activists and Catholic groups are questioning why the State Department still appears reluctant to direct money Congress appropriated to assist Christians, Yazidis, and other persecuted religious minorities in Iraq but this week quickly dispatched $32 million to help a majority Muslim group fleeing violence in Burma.