Austrian Ministerial Council Approves EUR 1.5 Mln for Iraq Humanitarian Aid and Resettlement

Published: July 15, 2016; 15:00 · (FriedlNews)

The Austrian Ministerial Council approves 1.5 million euros in funding for humanitarian aid and resettlement in Iraq. The humanitarian aid for the population in need on the ground and measures aimed at promoting resettlement are supposed to contribute towards managing the refugee crisis.

ISIL / Picture: © Wikipedia / Ritsaiph

“The humanitarian crisis in Iraq, which has been exacerbated by the presence of the terrorist organisation ISIL/Da’esh, remains acute. This conflict is one of the key reasons for the massive refugee movements towards Europe. From January to May 2016 alone, a total of 1,629 applications for asylum in Austria were filed by Iraqis. The humanitarian aid and assistance we provide on the…

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