UN pledges sup­port for Yezidi vic­tims of sex­ual vi­o­lence

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Prime Min­is­ter, Nechir­van Barzani, on Tues­day, April 28th, re­ceived the United Na­tion Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Spe­cial Rep­re­sen­ta­tive on Sex­ual Vi­o­lence in Con­flict, Zainab Hawa Ban­gura.

Ms. Ban­guara talked about her visit to the camps where the dis­placed per­sons, who fled the vi­o­lent re­pres­sion of the Is­lamic State ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tion, are ac­com­mo­dated in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion. She said that she has been closely ob­serv­ing the sit­u­a­tion of IDPs, par­tic­u­larly those Yazidi women who have been raped by IS fighters and suf­fered in their cap­tiv­ity. She ex­pressed her sup­port for all those or­ga­ni­za­tions in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion that as­sist those women to rein­te­grate into the so­ci­ety and pro­vide them with psy­cho­log­i­cal sup­port.

The UN rep­re­sen­ta­tive hailed the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion’s gov­ern­men­tal and none-gov­ern­men­tal or­gani- za­tions that have promptly and ef­fi­ciently as­sisted the vic­tims of vi­o­lence, em­pha­siz­ing that such cases have oc­curred in other parts in the world, but due to so­cial and re­li­gious rea­sons, have been con­cealed.

Prime Min­is­ter Barzani thanked Ms. Ban­gura for her visit, urg­ing UN agen­cies to con­tinue their sup­port for KRG’s as­sis­tance to the refugees and IDPs in or­der to fur­ther as­sist and ease their pains.

He ex­pressed

KRG’s readi­ness to pro­vide the re­quired as­sis­tance. He pointed out that the spe­cial units that have been es­tab­lished within the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Min­istry of In­te­rior, lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tions and agen­cies in­side the camps, specif­i­cally to pro­vide as­sis­tance to the vic­tims of vi­o­lence against women, have been fur­ther pre­pared to work with UN agen­cies and none-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions to help eas­ing the dif­fi­cul­ties of vic­tims of ter­ror­ism.

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