New UN relief chief to visit Iraq

United Nations, June 6 (IANS) The newly appointed UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O’Brien, will be travelling to Iraq for three days starting Sunday, an official said.

“O’Brien will review progress with the humanitarian response and is expected to meet displaced families and senior Iraqi and Kurdish officials,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Friday.

“The humanitarian situation in Iraq is dire as we have been flagging here almost daily,” Xinhua news agency reported citing Dujarric as saying.

According to the official UN data, nearly three million Iraqis have been displaced since January and over eight million people need assistance across the country.

Aid agencies urgently need access to vulnerable people in need, as well as funding for critical relief work.

“The visit will also focus on how the UN and humanitarian partners can best support the government of Iraq in providing assistance and protection for all the people in need,” the spokesman added.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here