65 thou­sand chil­dren’s gifts ar­rive in Er­bil on Emi­rati plane

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The Head of the Me­dia Depart­ment in the KRG Min­istry of En­dow­ment and Re­li­gious Af­fairs, Mari­wan Naqsh­bandi, stated that a civil plane car­ry­ing gifts for chil­dren in refugee camps in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and Western Kur­dis­tan ar­rived at Er­bil In­ter­na­tional Air­port last night.

The plane, which was carry- ing 65 000 gifts for chil­dren, had been pre­vented from land­ing by the Iraqi govern­ment on Jan­uary 18 and 26.

Naqsh­bandi said the gifts from the chil­dren of Amer­ica to refugee chil­dren in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and Western Kur­dis­tan were sent by the Samaritan Purse Char­ity Or­ga­ni­za­tion on the re­quest of the Gen­eral Direc­torate of Chris­tian Af­fairs at the Min­istry. The gifts ar­rived at Er­bil In­ter­na­tional Air­port aboard a civil Emi­rati plane last night.

Naqsh­bandi stressed that the gifts are to be dis­trib­uted on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 2, around the eight refugee camps of Western Kur­dis­tan and the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion. “These gifts have been sent by Franklin Billy Gra­ham, the head of the Samaritan Purse Char­ity Foun­da­tion, which is the largest char­ity or­ga­ni­za­tion in Amer­ica and the world. When he vis­ited the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion in a pri­vate plane at the end of last year and vis­ited refugee camps, he promised to send these gifts to the chil­dren on his re­turn to Amer­ica.

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