U.S. allocates additional $500,000 for renovation of Lalish Temple

U.S. Consul-General to Erbil Rob Waller announces allocation of $500,000 for the renovation of Lalish Temple in Shekhan district, October 21, 2020.

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The United States has allocated additional $500,000 for the renovation of Lalish temple, an important place of pilgrimage for members of the faith.

U.S. Consul-General Rob Waller visited Lalish Temple in Shekhan district on Wednesday (October 21) and met with Yazidi leaders there, according to the consulate-general in Erbil.

Waller announced “additional $500,000 for the renovation of Lalish Temple, which brings allocated amount to a total of $1 million,” the consulate-general said in a tweet.

Lalish is an intense and deeply spiritual holy city and is about 4,000 years old. The temple complex is the holiest place on earth for Yazidis.

In July 2019, the United States also allocated $500,000 to restore Lalish temple in Shekhan, southeast of Duhok.

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