Steve Maman obtained numerous business contacts in Iraq and other parts of the Middle East through his career as a custom car curator and crystal manufacturer.  In the fall of 2014, after having established concrete relationships with these contacts, Steve Maman began a private effort to liberate the Yazidis and Christians that have been captured after ISIS attacked Northern Iraq. The success of the initial 102 private-funded liberations inspired him to keep going, leading him to form CYCI on June 25, 2015. CYCI has been a great success in a short few months and received a great amount of media attention. This is an extremely time-sensitive mission as there are lives at stake, Please take a moment to learn more about CYCI and feel free to e-mail us at for further inquiries