The Ezidi billionaire family Mutsoev from Russia has established an aid fund for Ezidi refugees from Sinjar. The first humanitarian aid to the Kurdistan region where hundreds of thousands of refugees are currently located was already coordinated on August 22. All necessary funds will be raised from private resources of the Mutsoev family.
Donations at an altidude of one million euros have been already put into the fund and used for humanitarian aid.
Zelimkhan Mutsoev, the head of the family, was born on 13 October 1959 into an Ezidi family in Moscow. He has been responsible for foreign trade relations as a lawmaker in the Russian State Duma. Mutsoev is a member of President Putin´s ruling party United Russia. According to Forbes magazine he is one of Russia´s richest business men with a personal fortune of 1.5 billions dollars.