Iraq’s Yazidis Train to Prevent Another Massacre: VICE News Capsule, February 9

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Kurdish forces train Iraq’s Yazidi community to thwart attacks by the Islamic State, U.S. delivers $25 million in weapons and ammunition to Lebanon, Honduras helps poor families with the costs of burying loved ones lost to drug-related violence, and authorities in Washington, DC, are struggling to keep homeless families indoors this winter.

Kurdish Peshmerga Give Weapons to Yazidi Men
Volunteers of the religious minority have mobilized a force to protect their land, women and children from another siege by the Islamic State.

U.S. Delivers $25 Million in Military Equipment
The weapons and ammunition are aimed at helping the country fortify its border from Islamic militants fighting in Syria’s war next-door.

Government Programs Provide Coffins to Low-Income Families
Officials try to reduce the burden of costs associated with losing loved ones to drug-related violence.

DC Officials Scramble to Secure Shelter Amid Surge in Homelessness
‚ÄčThe nation’s capital currently hosts a record 4,000 homeless families, and authorities are having a hard time keeping them indoors during the frigid winter months.

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