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Iraqi FM, Norwegian Refugee Council's SG talk easing refugees' suffering

Courtesy of Iraq's Foreign Ministry
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Hakim met in Oslo with Jan Egeland, the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, where they discussed supporting and alleviating the suffering of refugees.

Hakim praised the NRC's efforts to provide relief services, stressing the importance of supporting the Council's work and strengthening its role in order to maintain its ability to carry out its responsibilities, a statement by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry read.

Hakim arrived Thursday in the Norwegian capital to participate in the international conference “Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Crises” held on May 23-24.

The conference was hosted by the governments of Norway, Iraq, Somalia and the United Arab Emirates, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), with invaluable support from Norwegian Church Aid, Reliefweb reported.
Last Modified: Saturday، 25 May 2019 12:28 AM