The Kurdistan Region currently hosts more than 1 million of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and refugees; 787,705 IDPs and 264,720 Syrian refugees.
A UN delegation headed by Mrs. Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights for the Internally Displaced Persons and accompanied delegation visited the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC).
Both sides exchanged views on the current situation and the ways forward to help the IDPs and finding synergies to support the IDPs, refugees and the return process and stabilization.
The Migration and displacement is not a new phenomenon for us, the Kurdish people, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Since the creation of Iraq in 1921 and forcefully annexing Kurdistan to Iraq, we as Kurds have faced oppression, tyranny and displacement at the hands of the successive regimes in Iraq from the monarchy to republican and until the fall of Saddam’s regime in 2003. During this period, the people of Kurdistan had faced displacement dozens of times. And until now many Kurdish diaspora in the west died and haven’t had the chance to return home. More details..
The current security developments, the level of destruction of the public and private properties and civic infrastructures in the liberated areas, as well as the lack of funding and clear strategy do not seem encouraging at all for the IDPs and refugees to go back to their homes in the near future.Therefore, there is an immediate need to focus on the resilience of the IDPs, refugees and host communities. More details..
H.E. Mr. Karim Sinjari, received Mr. Tobias Ellwood; the England’s Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East and North Africa and his accompanying delegation at the Ministry of Interior. More details..
In the meeting, the coordination and cooperation among the partners highly valued to respond to the ongoing displacement from Mosul and providing humanitarian assistance to the IDPs in the camps and those who have stayed in their homes in the liberated areas. More details..
Danish Ambassador to Iraq Mr. Gert Meinecke received by Director General of the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre, Hoshang Mohamed at JCC headquarter in Erbil to discuss the latest development and recent progress of Kurdistan Region and Iraq. More details..
The centre is the first of its kind to be opened in Erbil to provide information and facilitate visa issuance for the IDPs and refugees who want to reunite with their families in Germany. The centre is funded by the foreign office of the federal republic of Germany and is managed and run by IOM. More details..
H.E Mr. Karim Sinjari, the Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Peshmerga Affairs, received Miss Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Canadian Minister for International Development and the accompanying delegation at the Ministry of Interior. More details..
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