Japan financed the establishment of four camps for displaced people in Karbala and three other provinces comprising 1,700 units

2016-03-30 23:43:02 | (Voice of Iraq) - Karbala

The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), on Wednesday, to embrace the establishment of a camp for displaced people in Karbala, indicating that it is one of four camps housing thousand and 700 housing units carried out with the support of the Japanese government, while Tokyo confirmed that it has provided more than $ 220 million to help the displaced in Iraq, between Karbala Provincial Council, that the priority in the distribution of the housing units will be registered in the camp for displaced people at the Department of immigration and Displacement preservation, (108 km south of Baghdad).

This came during a ceremony held today to announce the start of the establishment of camp for displaced people on the road between Karbala and Najaf, and attended (range Press).

He said the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in Iraq Director, Irfan Ali, in his speech, said that "displaced persons camp in Karbala held with funding from the Japanese government to support the Iraqi government 's efforts in this area , " adding that "Karbala camp , one of four camps housing more than thousand and 700 units to house the displaced people will hopefully be implemented in the coming weeks in four provinces with funding from the Japanese government. "

Ali added that "Karbala camp of 406 mobile homes with the necessary infrastructure , " noting that " the project was launched in cooperation with the local government in Karbala and the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement."

For his part, the Japanese ambassador in Iraq, Fumio Iwai, in an interview to the (long - Presse), " The displaced persons camp in Karbala came as a response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the control Daash terrorist gangs on some Iraqi cities, which resulted in the displacement of nearly four million people," He stressed that "Japan attaches great importance to human security file to secure a dignified and safe life, especially for the displaced."

He explained Iwai, that " the Japanese government funded other camps projects for displaced people in the governorates of Dohuk, Baghdad, Maysan , " pointing out that "Tokyo has provided for Iraq $ 220 million to Iraq to help the displaced since the beginning of the wave of displacement in the year 2014, and even now."

The ambassador, that "Japan has recently submitted a $ 16 million grant to fund financing to achieve immediate stability in the liberated areas of the elements of al - Daash, which is administered by the United Nations Development Program in Iraq , " returned to " the perfect solution to the crisis of displaced people is their return to their areas."

But Iwai, acknowledged that "serious damage left by Daash in the infrastructure of the cities that seized them, delaying the return of people displaced them," Msttrda that "displaced people in Karbala face harsh living conditions in spite of the federal Iraqi government and the provincial government has made ​​efforts to help them."

On the other hand , said Chairman of the Committee on Migration in Karbala Provincial Council, Lily Falih, in an interview to the (long - Presse), that " the priority in the distribution of the housing units of the new camp will be registered for the displaced with the Displacement and Migration Department to maintain , " indicating that " a joint committee of the local government and the Ministry of Immigration Displacement and will determine the need for housing of displaced families stationed in mosques and Shiite mosques to maintain, and the displaced families of the martyrs and the wounded, and they have no breadwinner. "

The displaced clasped in Karbala, had been charged in ( the 12th of May 2015 the past), and government agencies to "displacement and neglect" After asking them to leave the hotels that dwell in them, and demanded that the prime minister, Haidar al - Abbadi, overseeing the their file and find a solution to their problem, while accusing the Council of Karbala the Ministry of Displacement and migration to create a "problem" for the province and causing delays in the completion of housing the displaced Complex, carry immigration committee of displaced persons responsible for the Department to restrict their work.

The Karbala management, has announced that in ( the ninth of February , the last in 2015), signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Organization for Migration to open its headquarters in the province (108 km south of Baghdad), and providing aid to the displaced people in the rest of the Middle Euphrates, while the organization promised to note believes the partnership between them and the government of Karbala to work as a team to help the displaced, who suffer situations "tragic" require more assistance and support to enable them to live in dignity.

The Karbala Provincial Council, has been counting on (21 October 2014), that the displaced file cause a "crisis" security and social of the province, returned to the solutions that have created a "prosthesis", and among the conservative received displaced more than other provinces, confirmed the breakthrough "terrorist" groups for displaced people, criticized the delay in the establishment of a camp for them and not to transfer funds to maintain this file, calling for the prime minister, Haidar al - Abbadi, a direct intervention to resolve the problem.

The Karbala Management, announced in ( the fourth of August 2014 the past), reception of the province, nearly 50 thousand displaced people, calling for international organizations to provide assistance in this file that is beyond their means, while the United Nations Children's Fund expressed (UNICEF) willingness to participate the establishment of a temporary housing complex for those displaced, and implementation of educational programs and other child welfare and mental health for them.

The Japanese government, announced in ( the 24 of January 2016), providing new assistance to Iraq worth a hundred and five million dollars package, to alleviate the plight of displaced persons and refugees , Syrians and facilitate their return to their areas liberated from (Daash), indicating that the humanitarian aid to Iraq since 2012 exceeded that Al256 million and 300 thousand dollars.

The Japanese Foreign Minister, Fumio Kishida, said during a meeting with Iraq 's foreign minister, Ibrahim al - Jaafari, in Tokyo, in, ( the 24 of November last in 2015), on his country 's support to the Government of Iraq in its efforts to fight terrorism, and expressed his country 's readiness to promote bilateral cooperation in all fields, particularly mine clearance and humanitarian assistance, as well as providing loans to Iraq worth 500 million yen allocated for irrigation and other areas.