KRG Re­sponds to UN­HCR re­port

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Govern­ment (KRG) is in­sist­ing that de­spite the dis­trac­tions brought by the Is­lamic State (IS) to the Kur­dish ar­eas, Kurds are still peace­ful peo­ple com­mit­ted to co-ex­is­tence.

Re­spond­ing to the lat­est re­port by the UN­HCR, KRG’s Head of the Com­mit­tee for Mon­i­tor­ing In­ter­na­tional Re­ports, Din­dar Ze­bari, re­it­er­ated that KRG has taken in nearly two mil­lion refugees and IDPs and pro­vided them with the ba­sics while it is strug­gling with an acute fi­nan­cial cri­sis it­self.

He ex­plained that over 670,000 dis­placed Iraqis are now set­tled across the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, and they are granted with all the le­gal rights. “The IDPs can freely move across the re­gion with ba­sics pro­vided to them.”

The Kur­dish of­fi­cial ar­gued that since the lo­cals are peace­fully liv­ing next to the refugees and IDPs from dif­fer­ent cul­tural and religious back­grounds, it proves that co­ex­is­tence has a long his­tory among Kurds and they are com­mit­ted to the prin­ci­ples of hu­man­ity.

“Scores of Kur­dish vil­lages were de­stroyed and burnt down by the Is­lamic State,” Ze­bari added, “but the Kur­dish Pesh­merga forces, af­ter ad­vanc­ing deeper into ISheld ar­eas, pro­tected peo­ple, re­gard­less of their na­tion­al­ity or religious ori­en­ta­tion.”

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