The efforts of humanitarian actions come together by the National Humanitarian Societies in countries suffering from wars and disasters, and its actions emerged during wars and beyond in order to prevent and alleviate human suffering, and Iraq has witnessed cases of wars and conflicts that have caused the destruction of cities and displacement of citizens.
The German Red Cross, which is one of the members of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, is one of the active national societies in humanitarian work in Iraq, to find out about its most prominent work and projects, we met Dr. Tamer Ramadan, Director of the German Red Cross office in Iraq.
– What is the extent of cooperation and partnership between the German Red Cross and the Iraqi Red Crescent Society?
– The German Red Cross has been in Iraq since 2014, we have a representative in Iraq, and we have a permanent office in Dohuk, and we also have a project manager in Mosul, and all efforts are in concert with the Iraqi Red Crescent to serve the affected people, but the focus is now on the displaced people returning to western Nineveh.
The support is represented by providing unconditional financial grants so that the returnees can meet their daily needs, we provide the financial grant and it is not required to disburse it in a specific way, there are donors who require to disburse the funds for health, schools and so on, but the German Red Cross gives the money to the returnees to meet all needs without stipulating the payment method, this project continues from 2019 until 2020, we have worked in (Tal Afar, Duhok, Erbil, Soran and Koya), and the total number of beneficiaries so far has reached (6300) beneficiaries.