INA – Baghdad
Ministry of Migration and Displaced - MMD announced the closure of the largest IDPs camps by tomorrow, as it prepared an emergency plan to close all the camps.
“The issue of the IDPs is not to remain pending. We are trying this year to resolve the file of most of the camps,” said the undersecretary of MMD, Kareem al-Nori to Iraqi News Agency (INA).
The IDPs camp that is to be closed by tomorrow is the tourist city camp in Anbar.
Al-Nori noted that "MMD prepared an emergency plan to close all camps in Iraq under the direct orders of the Prime Minister,"
"There are some problems related to the return of IDPs; services, demolished homes, or few tribal conflicts," he added, "the ministry closed ten camps, and the governorates of Baghdad and Karbala declared two camps empty as Salah al-Din and Kirkuk will soon join them,"
Al-Nori explained “UN has a great role and coordination for the return of the IDPs, as well as the humanitarian organizations in Mosul," calling on "countries around the world to stand with this issue”