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IOM appeals for 41.4 mln USD for emergency assistance to Iraq

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has appealed for US$ 41.4 million for emergency assistance to Iraq, a press release said.

"Funding for humanitarian assistance is crucial to uphold the basic needs and dignity of vulnerable Iraqis in displacement," said Gerard Waite, IOM Iraq Chief of Mission.

The IOM funding appeal targets alleviating the crisis created by ISIS and the resulting internal displacement, the organization said.

The funding appeal is aligned with the 2019 UN Humanitarian Response Plan for Iraq, which estimates that about 6.7 million people are in critical need of support.

Meanwhile, Naseer Abdel-Sattar, executive director of the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Center of the Iraqi government, said "we highly appreciate IOM's efforts to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to displaced families in and out of camps as well as support them to return their communities of origin.”

Last Modified: Saturday، 30 March 2019 03:29 PM