Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, confirmed its support for Iraq's accession to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), stressing the importance of cooperation between the international organizations and the Iraqi government to provide assistance to displaced Iraqis as a result of the terrorist actions committed by ISIS criminal gangs.
This came during a meeting between al-Hakim and Dr. Thomas Luther, head of the International Organization for Migration in Iraq, in His eminence’s office in Baghdad, on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
For his part, the head of IOM in Iraq stated that he discussed with Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim the cooperation aspects between the organization and the institution of the Martyr of the Niche regarding providing aids to the displaced as well as other humanitarian issues. He also stressed that the IOM is working in cooperation with the Iraqi government and the international community since the beginning of the crisis in Nineveh in 2014 to provide food aid, refugee camps and shelters for the Iraqi displaced and refugees. It’s worth noting that 158 member states join the International Organization for Migration (IOM).