Today, Saturday, a delegation from the Ministry of Immigration entered the camps of Iraqis stranded on the Belarusian-Lithuanian border and agreed with Lithuania to transfer them inside the capital.
A statement by the ministry, received by the "National News Center", said that "the ministry has directed to follow up on the situation of Iraqis stranded at the borders of the European Union countries."
He added, "A ministerial delegation conducted a field visit to the camps on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border."
The statement quoted the head of the delegation, Dureid Jamil Esho, Assistant Director-General of the Department of Migration Affairs in the ministry, as saying, "The ministerial delegation held several meetings with the stakeholders in the State of Lithuania, including the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Deputy Minister of the Interior and the leadership of the Lithuanian border guard forces, as well as a meeting with the organizations international and United Nations agencies.
Ishou added, "The delegation headed to the Lithuanian-Belarus border and entered the Madanenki refugee camp and met a group of Iraqis inside the camp to see their living conditions, stressing the need to treat Iraqis in humanitarian ways and provide all needs, especially food, health and living."
He stressed, "The delegation agreed with the Lithuanian side to transfer the border camps to housing complexes inside the capital, where all the services and supplies necessary for living are available," noting that "the delegation also agreed with the Lithuanian side to increase the financial grant for those wishing to voluntarily return to Iraq from the amount of 300 euros." to 1,000 euros for each person who voluntarily returns to Iraq.
He explained, "The ministerial delegation also visited the Babradia refugee camp inside Lithuania, and stressed the need to adhere to humanitarian dealings with them, and all their requests and needs were transferred to the Lithuanian side to take the appropriate decision regarding them."
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