Iraqi refugees get stipend from KRG

ERBIL, Iraq, Sept. 22 (UPI) — The Kurdistan Regional Government announced it would provide refugees who have settled in the Kurdish territories of Iraq a monthly remuneration.
Kurdish Minister of Extra-regional Affairs Mohammad Ihsan announced the decision as part of an effort to help internally displaced refugees who fled to northern Iraq, the KRG said in a press statement Monday.

Following a meeting with Federal Minister for Refugees and Immigration Abdul Samad Rahman, Ihsan announced refugees who had settled in Iraqi Kurdistan would receive a monthly stipend of about $130, or 150,000 Iraqi dinars.

The ministers also agreed to open an headquarters with the regional affairs office to handle displaced persons in coordination with representatives from Baghdad.

Estimates compiled by the United Nations and humanitarian aid agencies put the number of internally displaced Iraqis at 2 million.

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