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Kuwait sets up camps for displaced Iraqis of Mosul

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IRBIL, Feb 9 (KUNA) -- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced on Thursday that a camp has been set up for displaced Iraqis south of Mosul funded by the State of Kuwait.

IOM's representative in Irbil Abdul Hamid Miran said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that in order to find a suitable shelter for displaced Iraqis from the city of Mosul, the organization has expanded the Qayyarah and Haj Ali's camps through erecting 900 new tents with support of the Government of Kuwait.

Jassim Al-Jaf, Minister of Displacement and Migration, said in a press release that the expected number of displaced persons from the right side of the city during the liberation operations ranges between 200,000 to 250,000, noting that the government was ready to receive such influx and to meet their needs.

He added that the number of displaced people from the city of Mosul reached 191,000, pointing out that 37,000 of them have been resettled in their areas.

Some 3,000 displaced Iraqis resettled back in their areas daily, he said.

The State of Kuwait has donated USD four million to support the IOM's assistance for the displaced Iraqis from the city of Mosul, which is witnessing military operations to liberate it from the so-called Islamic State (Daesh) militants.

Kuwait has also allocated USD 30 million to various UN agencies including the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

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