The United Nations announces the arrival of 7 thousand Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan region

The United Nations announces the arrival of 7 thousand Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan region

Oct 24 2019

ARK News: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Tuesday the continuation of the influx of Syrian refugees into the Iraqi Kurdistan region to reach 7,000 people.

The UNHCR said in a statement that the Syrian refugees were transferred to the Bardarash refugee camp in (Duhok) in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

The statement clarified that UNHCR teams and partners in the field are providing shelter and food, medical and relief assistance to people crossing the border from Syrian Kurdistan to Iraq.

For its part, the Erbil provincial administration said in a statement that if the number of Syrian refugees increases, the administration has completed its readiness to open a camp in Erbil province to contain them.

According to UN statistics, 180,000 people have been displaced since the start of the Turkish military operation in northeast Syria on October 9, including 80,000 children.



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