UNHCR thanks Kur­dSat and the pub­lic for Syr­ian refugees do­na­tion cam­paign

The Kurdish Globe - - NATIONAL - UNHCR

UNHCR wishes to thank the Kur­dsat TV for their com­mend­able hu­man­i­tar­ian ini­tia­tive and the lo­cal pop­u­la­tion for the gen­er­ous in-kind and cash con­tri­bu­tions to the Syr­ian refugees in Iraq.

The cam­paign could not have taken place with­out the co­or­di­na­tion and sup­port by the Gov­er­nors of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Government (KRG) and the re­spec­tive De­part­ments of Dis­place­ment and Mi­gra­tion (DDM) of­fices in Er­bil, Duhok and Su­lay­manyah.

The to­tal of items re­ceived dur­ing the cam- paign from 1 to 7 Fe­bru­ary in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion of Iraq is 735 tons of food and house­hold items for a to­tal value of 1,5 mil­lion USD:

- In Su­lay­manyah, 624 tons of food and es­sen­tial house­hold items in­clud­ing hy­gienic kits, clothes, blan­kets and toys for a to­tal value of 1,2 mil­lion USD.

- In Er­bil, 107 tons of food and es­sen­tial house­hold items for a to­tal value of 300,000 USD.

The distri­bu­tion plan of the items re­ceived be­gan with agree­ment of an es­tab­lished com­mit­tee in­clud­ing the KRG Gov­er­nors and the re­spec­tive DDM of­fices in Er­bil, Duhok and Su­lay­manyah in ad­di­tion to refugees. Do­na­tions will be dis­trib­uted to the Syr­ian refugees liv­ing in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion of Iraq in line with the UNHCR’s hu­man­i­tar­ian man­date.

A sim­i­lar mech­a­nism will be in place for the cash do­na­tions de­posited in the UNHCR bank ac­count for the Syr­ian refugees in Iraq.

As of to­day, the to­tal of cash do­na­tions re­ceived is 287,000 in USD and 328 mil­lion Iraqi di­nars.

Cash do­na­tions can still be made through the UNHCR bank ac­count with the TBI (Trade Bank of Iraq) branches in Iraq.

The con­tri­bu­tion will sup­port the Syr­ian refugees in Iraq as well as the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, par­tic­u­larly in the ar­eas of ed­u­ca­tion and health.

UNHCR wishes also to thank its lo­cal im­ple­ment­ing NGO part­ners, PARC, HARIKAR and CDO staff, and the role of the me­dia for their re­mark­able sup­port dur­ing the cam­paign pe­riod.

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