BAGHDAD / The head of the Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Displaced Jassim Mohammed Al-Jaf announced on Monday the return of 4,000 displaced people from camps in the south and east of the northern city of Mosul to their liberated areas.
In a statement seen by Anatolia, the JAF said that the ministry’s field teams transported 3,087 displaced people from the camps to their liberated areas in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport and the Joint Operations Command, as well as private trucks to transport their furniture.
He also pointed out that “the displaced returned to their areas in the neighborhoods of sugar, Rashidiya, Karama, Jerusalem and Kukli, as well as Wadi Hajar and martyrs and safe and flowers and unity, in addition to the neighborhoods of victory and friend and stoning of iron and Ghazlani and Tenk, as well as areas of Tel Rumman and Zahra and Khadra and Yarmouk, “He said.
He pointed out that “all aid was provided to them during the transfer to their areas.”
He added that “there are other payments of displaced people will return in the next two days, because they want to return to their liberated areas in Mosul.”
For her part, member of the Committee on Migration and Displaced Parliamentary Nahla Hussein Hababi, told Anatolia, “This return shows the improvement of security and services in the areas to which they return.”
She pointed out that there is a race of displaced people to return to their areas and hope that the crisis of displacement will soon end, and return to their areas after the liberation of all territory of the control of the terrorist Islamic state.
The United Nations has forecast about one million people displaced from the city of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, out of the two million people who lived in the city when the military campaign began on October 17, 2016.
In total, about 4 million Iraqis have fled their homes since the organization seized control of large areas in the north and west of the country in the summer of 2014, half of them returned home after being freed from the organization, according to official figures.