UN hails Kuwaiti aid for displaced Iraqis in Mosul
IRBIL: International Organization for Migration in Iraq (IOM) hailed Kuwait’s humanitarian aid for displaced Iraqis affected by the ongoing military operations in Mosul. Kuwait has donated $4 million for the organization, IOM said in a statement yesterday .
About 106,692 Iraqis have fled their homes since the launch of the operations on October 17 this year, said IOM, adding that they were in urgent need of aid especially in such cold weather. Meanwhile, recent statistics released by the Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration showed that the number of displaced Iraqis in Mosul exceeded 120, 000.
In the meantime, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in a statement welcomed the Kuwaiti contribution that allowed the UN body to continue delivering aid to a wider range of Iraqis. Kuwait has donated $30 million for different UN organizations, aiming to aid people in need. Since the beginning of the operations, Kuwait has been delivering food for liberated towns, while also building two hospitals for emergency cases in refugee camps in the area.