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  • 17 December 2018

    Beata Kempa, Poland’s Minister for Humanitarian Aid visited Iraq including the Kurdistan Region between 8 and 12 December 2018.

    While in Kurdistan, Beata Kempa spent most of her time visiting the sites of humanitarian work , meeting the refugees, spiritual leaders of local communities, humanitarian actors and top politicians.  

     

     

    Together with the accompanying delegation and Consul Dominik Musiał she traveled across Dohuk & Erbil provinces, getting acquainted with the situation in Khanke (Yezidi IDPs’ camp), Teleskuf (Christian town destroyed by ISIS) & Ankawa (Maryamana Hospital); meeting the Governor of Dohuk (Ferhad Atrushi), deputy leader of the Yezidi community (Hazem Saeed), Committee of the Ninevah Plains Reconstruction, representatives of the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil & coordinators of Polish NGO’s active in the Region (Eaglewatch/ Orla Straż, Polish Humanitarian Action/ PAH and Caritas – Polska).

     

     

    Politically, Beata Kempa conducted productive talks with Masoud Barzani - Head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Nechirwan Barzani – President of the Region, Kerim Sinjari – Minister of Interior & Farhad Atroushi – Governor of Duhok.     

     

     

    Polish cooperation with American partners was accentuated by a visit Beata Kempa paid to the US Consulate in Erbil where she met with Consul Steven Fagin and USAid representatives.  

     

     

    Valuable equipment for the Maryamana hospital was brought to Erbil by a special flight and handed over by Beata Kempa during the last day of her stay in Kurdistan Region.

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