Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO), Dr. Abdullah Matouq Al-Matouq, and his accompanying delegation.
They discussed the situation of internally displaced people and refugees who took refuge in the Kurdistan Region and their needs were highlighted. Increasing assistance to this population by NGOs and international agencies was stressed.
Dr. Al-Matouq highlighted his visit to IDP camps and the aid which has been provided in the past by the IICO and the Kuwait government. He said he will convey the needs of the Kurdistan Region to international forums.
Prime Minister Barzani expressed his thanks for the assistance provided by IICO and Kuwait. He stressed that the Kurdistan Region needs from the international community and the Iraqi government to meet the requirements of the displaced people, especially in the fields of education and health, including psychological treatment.
The humanitarian situation in Mosul and the difficulties charitable organizations face, were also discussed.