PM Barzani calls for in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to help refugees

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spon­si­bil­ity and pro­vide them with hu­man­i­tar­ian as­sis­tance,” Barzani said.

He added that govern­ment in­sti­tu­tions have done their best with lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions to de­liver as­sis­tance to all refugee camps across the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

For his part An­to­nio Guter­res, Head of the UN High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees (UNHCR), ap­plauded Kur­dis­tan for tak­ing in so many refugees and urged the world to of­fer help.

At the Khazar camp, Guter­res said:"I am hum­bled by the gen­eros­ity and the sol­i­dar­ity of the govern­ment and of the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan in this very dif­fi­cult mo­ment," the AFP news agency re­ported.

He agreed with the Kur­dish Prime Min­is­ter that the new in­flux of the Iraqi refugees has put greater strain on the Kur­dish govern­ment and its re­sources.

“And even with those lim­ited re­sources, the govern­ment and peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan have been re­ceiv­ing all these peo­ple and shar­ing with them ev­ery­thing they have,” AFP quoted him say­ing.

Just a day ear­lier the UN of­fi­cial met with Iraqi lead­ers in Bagh­dad, where he ap­pealed for in­ter­na­tional help for the Iraqi refugees.

The KRG’s own re­sources are over­stretched due to a bud­get freeze by Bagh­dad for more than six months.

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