On Wednesday February 20, 2019, H.E. Karim Sinjari, the KRG’s Minister of Interior received Mrs. Marta Ruedas, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq and the accompanying delegation. The meeting was attended by Mr. Hoshang Mohamed, Director General of the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC).
In a meeting, they discussed the humanitarian situation of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees as well as the return of the IDPs to their areas of origin. They also exchanged views on the humanitarian needs, coordination and cooperation between the KRG’s Ministry of Interior and the UN agencies as well as the process of the reconstruction and stabilization in the liberated areas.
Minister Sinjari stressed the importance of keeping a balance between the humanitarian for supporting IDPs and refugees and the development and reconstruction programs in the liberated areas since many IDPs and refugees cannot return to their homes and they need continued humanitarian assistance until the situation is suitable for their return.
Mrs. Marta commended the coordination and collaboration between the KRG and the UN and stated that they will continue to make every effort to provide support for the IDPs and refugees.