President Barham Salih stressed the importance of intensifying efforts to
shelter displaced people and refugees throughout Iraq and to work hard to remove
the remaining landmines and explosives from the areas liberated from ISIS.
During his meeting with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer in Baghdad, Salih affirmed the need to promote humanitarian volunteering activities, and provide medical and psychological assistance to displaced families, according to official statements.
He also lauded the role played by the ICRC and other volunteering organizations within the country to meet the humanitarian and medical needs of displaced persons and those affected by terrorist operations.
For his part, Maurer reviewed the organization's efforts in Iraq and the services it provides in this regard, especially concerning tracing lost people and finding out their fate. Maurer also expressed appreciation of the Iraqi President's efforts, and his great interest in the role of volunteer and humanitarian organizations.