The High Advisory Team of Government Iraq, KRG and United Nations convened in Erbil

24 February 2019

The KRG Minister of Interior Karim Sinjari hosted the first meeting of the High Advisory Team at the Ministry of Interior in 2019. The team consists of Dr. Mahdi Al-Alaq, Cabinet Secretary of the Federal Government of Iraq, Mr. Nofel Baha Musa, Minister of Migration and Displacement and Ms. Marta Reudas, United Nations Humanitarian coordinator in Iraq.

The meeting was dedicated to discussing the current critical issues such as humanitarian crisis of the internally displaced people and their needs for food, health services, kerosene, tents and the obstacles in front of the return and the issue of coming back to camps after return. The Sinjar district and Yezidi displaced people need and the required conditions to return such as reconstruction and renovation were among the agenda points. And also, the preparedness for the predicted new waves of refugees from Syrian to Iraq and Kurdistan Region.

After the welcoming and opening remarks by Dr. Mahdi Al-Alaq and Minister Karim Sinjari, the meeting started. They discussed the issues in detail and exchanged views on the ways and mechanisms to deal with.

The meeting made several decisions and recommendations in regard to provision of assistance to IDPs and assisting return process, providing two million Iraqi diners for the Yezidi survivors. The meeting also discussed the preparedness for the new waves of Syrian refugees and they endorsed the plan which has been developed by JCC, UNHCR in close cooperation and coordination with other government partners in the KRG and Government of Iraq.

The meeting also attended by Mr. Mofaq Abdulhadi, Deputy Minister of Interior, Mr. Nofel Hamadi, the governor of Ninewa, Hoshang Mohamed, director general of the JCC, General Hamid, senior representative of the Joint Operation Command of the Iraqi Army, General Mohamed Alshamery, Deputy Head of the National Operation Centre and Mr. Mohamed Al-Tamimi, director general of the department of NGOs.

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