We are pleased to report the successful rescue of Berivan (name withheld for her protection). The 22-year old Yazidi woman’s recovery was sponsored by Mercury One’s The Nazarene Fund and conducted by one of our rescue partners. She is safe and has been reunited with her family.
Berivan was captured by ISIS along with her mother, five sisters and four brothers during the 2014 Shingal Massacre in Iraq. She has been on Mercury One’s recovery list since the organization began to sponsor rescues in 2016.
“Our partner has been searching for Berivan and her family for a long time. We are so pleased that they were able to identify and safely retrieve her,” said Michael Powell, Director of Operations of The Nazarene Fund.
Berivan’s mother was released by ISIS soon after her capture because of her age, but her other family members, including her 13-year old sister, have been held for the past …