President Rashid: IDP’s Situation Is Unacceptable and Unjustifiable


On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Abdullatif Jamal Rashid met with the Deputy Special Representative for Iraq in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and Resident Coordinator who serves as the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Ghulam Mohammad Isaczai alongside his delegation, at the Baghdad Palace. The Meeting was attended by Minister of Migration and Displacement, Evan Faeq Jabro.

The file of the Internally Displaced People (IDP) was discussed during the meeting, and His Excellency President Rashid emphasised that efforts being made should be strengthened at every level to find viable, long-term solutions to the issues of the IDPs, and ultimately, ensure their return to homes. This humanitarian file should not be taken lightly, tangible steps must be taken between the relevant international organisations and governmental agencies, HE added.

There is a need to complete the rebuilding and reconstruction of Sinjar, with a focus on the importance of rendering public services, the President stressed, saying that the Presidency of the Republic stands ready to support these efforts and further coordinate with international agencies to ensure the return of the displaced people who are still living in harsh conditions. Major infrastructure projects in Sinjar are needed to be completed as this plays a key role in addressing the issue of displaced people, HE added. And he asserted that he is ready to visit Sinjar again to examine the situation and to be in touch with what has been provided for the population over there while saying that we are looking for tangible results.

Displaced people are still living in the camps, in harsh conditions, years after the end of the war against Daesh, Iraqi President Rashid said, while noting that this is unsustainable and unjustifiable.

The President confirmed that displaced people should be allowed to return homes as soon as possible, and to do so, the right conditions and secure and stable situation must be ensured to allow them to live with dignity and in safety. Any issue that hinders the progress toward achieving these goals should be removed, HE noted.

The delegation briefed His Excellency President Rashid about Sinjar's situation and said that several houses, a police station, and a municipality of Sinjar have been built.



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