Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, called to handle and overcome the problems and obstacles that hinder the assistance and relief actions of UN organizations in the country, calling, at the same time, on MSF and other humanitarian organizations to open headquarters in Baghdad and in secure southern provinces which hosts large numbers of displaced persons, for the purpose of providing them with health assistance. This came during a meeting with Mr. Fabio Forjeona, head of MSF's Iraq branch and his accompanying delegation, in his Eminence’s office in Baghdad, Wednesday, November 11, 2014, where his Eminence expressed his hope that the international organizations will support the Iraqi government's efforts in providing assistance and ways of life for the displaced families due to the severe humanitarian catastrophe they experience and the difficulty of the Iraqi government to meet all the requirements they need, stressing, at the same time, the desire of a large number of Iraqi doctors to volunteer in the MSF while continuing their work and communicating with their peers therein.
    For his part, Mr. Forjeona hoped that the government will facilitate the work of the organization in terms of security, stressing that the MSF will notify the organization’s administration with his Eminences’ points of view in order to intensify its efforts to provide the basic services needed by displaced people in Iraq. As well, Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim talked with Mr. Forjeona over the conference of civil society organizations intended to be held by the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq in Baghdad, with its sponsorship.