Barzani asks Pope to urge international community to provide assistance to Kurdistan’s displaced


( On Monday, head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani called on the Pope to urge the international community to provide assistance to the displaced people in the region.

Kurdistan Regional Government said in a statement obtained by, “PM Nechirvan Barzani has met with His Holiness Pope Francis,” indicating that, “The two sides discussed developments in the fight against ISIS and the importance of the formation of an international coalition to confront terrorism that poses a real threat to humanity.”

The statement quoted Barzani as saying, “Kurdistan is facing a difficult situation because of the increasing number of the displaced,” calling the pope to urge the donor countries and the international community to provide humanitarian aid to the displaced and refugees in the region.

Barzani added, “The displaced in Kurdistan are consisting of Christians, Yazidis and Muslims,” noting that, “The region and its people are to deal with the displaced on the basis of fraternity and will provide them with all they need.”

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