Wife of Iraqi president inaugurates new refugee complex

The wife of the Iraqi president has inaugurated Saturday a new complex south of Baghdad aimed at welcoming internally displaced people. (Al Arabiya)

The wife of the Iraqi president has inaugurated Saturday a new complex south of Baghdad aimed at welcoming internally displaced people, Al Arabiya’s Jawad al-Hatab reported.

“Iraq will not stand idly in regards to Iraqi refugees’ suffering and ordeal resulting from the continuous terrorist attacks on innocent residents who belong to all different components in several areas,” Ronak Mustafa , the wife of President Fouad Maassoum, said during the opening of Iraq Tent.

During the inauguration, Mustafa, who appeared in front of the media for the first time, stressed the importance of “supporting the refugees and helping them until they can go back to their homes.”

She said that the refugee issue, which she described as a “national issue” and a “humanitarian crisis,” concerns everyone.

The opening of the camp was attended by a number of politicians and social personalities.

The conflict in Iraq has forced more than 2 million people from their homes in 2014 according to the annual report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).
 

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