Ahmed Khudida Burjus is the deputy executive director of Yazda. He is also a senior advisor to the Yazidi activist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad for whom he manages some of the most crucial aspects of her global advocacy campaign. Although Burjus has a master degree in immunology and allergy from faculty of medicine and health science/ University of Nottingham and a bachelor degree in biological sciences, he has been very active advocate in humanitarian and human rights fields in past 7 years.

Burjus born in Sinjar, Iraq and has worked as an executive director for Smoqi Charity organisation in Sinjar-Iraq for over three years. Ahmed has also worked as a Biomedical technician in Azadi hospital in Duhok, Iraq and as Associate Practitioner in University hospital of Nottingham for 4 months but he left his last job and began working full-time to advocate for the rights of victims of genocide and sexual slavery.

Burjus`s motivation is to support the victims of the Yazidi genocide, raise awareness of the desperate situation of all vulnerable minorities in Iraq and Syria and the needs for protection.

Ahmed Khudida Burjus
Deputy Executive Director of Yazda

#LetterFromTheWorld from Iraq: Ahmed Burjus on Yazidi history and condition.