Barzani and IRC President discuss IDP
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with President of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) David Miliband on February 16, in his office in Salahaddin to discuss the humanitarian situation of the IDPs and refugees in Kurdistan.
Miliband said his organization has been active in Kurdistan, and he is here to find out for himself how the IRC could further help the KRG cope with the large numbers of IDPs. He said the IRC would conduct advocacy in countries around the world to direct more urgently needed assistance for IDPs and help the KRG deal with this heavy burden.
For his part, President Barzani thanked the IRC for its activities helping IDPs and refugees. He stated that providing shelter and assistance for the IDPs is a priority of the KRG, but the fundamental solution to this problem is to expel the terrorists and then let these people return to their homes.
The two also discussed the political and security situation in the country in general.