Press Release

DSRSG/RC/HC visits Jedda 1 Rehabilitation Center in Ninewa

29 August 2023

The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (DSRSG/RC/HC) for Iraq, Mr. Ghulam Isaczai, visited the Jedda 1 Rehabilitation Center in Ninewa on Tuesday, 29 August 2023.

The DSRSG/RC/HC engaged in focused group discussions with residents who have returned from the al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria, service providers and center management operating under the Ministry of Migration and the Displaced (MoMD).

The visit aimed to understand the challenges faced by the returnees and ascertain the effectiveness of the rehabilitation efforts conducted by UN entities and partners, including on issues relating to health, education, mental and psycho-social, and protection services, focusing on women.

Mr. Isaczai noted that the majority of the issues raised could be addressed through the "One Plan for a New Beginning," under the Global Framework recently agreed with the Supreme Committee for return of Iraqi nationals from al-Hol.

He stressed the need to enhance services and expedite reintegration, minimizing the duration of stay of the returnees in the center.

He further underscored Iraq's pivotal role in ensuring the safe and dignified repatriation of its citizens from al-Hol camp and facilitating their return to their places of origin. He emphasized the necessity of durable solutions to ensure the continuity of services.

The DSRSG/RC/HC expressed gratitude to the service providers and center management for their support. He commended their efforts and those of UN entities, the Government of Iraq, and international partners in addressing the issues. 

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UN Assistance Mission for Iraq

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