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.

IRAQ
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.

LEBANON
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.

HONDURAS
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.

U.S.A.
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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