PM Adviser: The priorities of the government program included benefiting from the capabilities of the Iraqi community abroad

An advisor to the Prime Minister confirmed that the government program included among its priorities taking advantage of the capabilities of the Iraqi community in diaspora countries and trying to return them to Iraq. Counselor Zidan Khalaf, representative of the Prime Minister, said during the activities of the Immigration Management Conference in Iraq, 'Dialogue on Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions,' which was organized by the Ministry of Migration and Displacement in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration, today, Saturday, in Baghdad, 'Iraq has witnessed, over the past years, the migration of many Iraqi citizens, including scientific and literary competencies, were sent outside the country due to wars, terrorism, and the difficult circumstances that Iraq witnessed. Therefore, the curriculum and government program included in its priorities taking advantage of the capabilities of the Iraqi community in diaspora countries and trying to return them to Iraq, in addition to the gov ernment placing the rights of the Iraqi citizen as a priority, including education, health, and social care, combating poverty, providing job opportunities, women's and children's rights, and voluntarily ending the file of internal displacement by creating appropriate conditions for the return of the displaced to their cities, rebuilding the liberated cities, and ensuring the present and future of all components, as well as working to combat and eliminate the reasons that push some Iraqis to migrate outside Iraq. ". An advisor to the Prime Minister for Human Rights and head of the Sinjar and Nineveh Plain Reconstruction Fund confirmed the interest of the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister's Office in these steps in cooperation with all sectoral bodies, especially the Ministry of Immigration and Displacement, to end the file of internal displacement in Iraq, which is the most important reason for migration outside Iraq and to return the displaced in a manner voluntary return to their liberated areas, which currently represent the largest part of the displaced Yazidis in Sinjar district, and among these steps taken by the Prime Minister's Office is the issuance of Cabinet Resolution No. 24/7, which includes the formation of a committee responsible for closing the camps and voluntary repatriation of the displaced, headed by the Minister of Immigration and Displacement and membership of the concerned authorities, and addresses the challenges that hinder the return of the displaced, such as the issue of losing identification documents, accelerating security audit procedures, providing job opportunities, allocating a percentage of the job contracts allocated to the Ministry and the concerned authorities for those returning from displacement, increasing the amount of the return grant to 4 million for each family returning from displacement camps, and directing the reconstruction fund of the liberated areas and Sinjar and Nineveh Plain Reconstruction Fund to build homes for returnees, as well as increasing those cover ed by social welfare and other measures. Source: National Iraqi News Agency