Pence Demands USAID Break Through Bureaucratic Gridlock to Help Iraqi Christians, Yazidis

A group of Yazidis from Iraq carrying their arrive at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border

Incensed over bureaucratic attempts to thwart a direct White House executive order, Vice President Mike Pence is dispatching U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green to Iraq to ensure that U.S. taxpayer dollars are going to help save Christian and Yazidi communities decimated by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Reps Push Trump Admin to Bypass U.N. and Help Iraqi Christians, Yazidis Directly

Four House members are pressing the top official of the U.S. Agency for International Development to bypass the United Nations and channel funds intended to help Christians and Yazidis in Iraq directly to Catholic charities and others helping them on the ground.