Baghdad -INA- salami
The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers confirmed today, Tuesday, that the United Nations Development Program has resulted in the return of more than 4 million and 700 thousand displaced persons, while indicating that the donor countries will help the Iraqi government with part of the funds for the return of the displaced.
The spokesman for the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, Haider Majeed, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The government has placed the IDPs file among the priorities of its government program," stressing "the need to end the file of the displaced and return them to their homes as soon as possible, after rehabilitating their areas and closing all camps.”.
He pointed out that "the United Nations Development Program has been working with Iraq since 2015, and has made many achievements that have resulted in the return of approximately 4 million and 700 thousand displaced persons."
He continued: "During the past months, and in coordination with the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and government agencies, 58,000 displaced persons have been returned, and 35 camps have been closed in Baghdad, Kirkuk, Nineveh and Kurdistan."
Majeed stated that "a recent conference was held to lay down the plan for the next three years and extend the work of the United Nations Development Program, pointing out that" the basic idea depends on the rehabilitation of areas, the provision of water, electricity and basic infrastructure, and then the return of the displaced. "
He added that "the conference discussed the mechanism for the return of the displaced, as well as allocating funds from the development program," noting that "the donor countries will take it upon themselves to assist the Iraqi government with part of these funds."