ASIA/IRAQ - The Autonomous Region of Kurdistan takes charge of Christian civil servants forced to flee their lands

Thursday, 7 April 2016 refugees

Erbil (Agenzia Fides) - The regional government of Iraqi Kurdistan has renewed, until the end of 2016, the commitment to pay the salaries of Christian civil servants and public employees who worked in Mosul, in the Nineveh Plain and other areas conquered by the Jihadists Islamic State (Daesh), and now live as refugees in Erbil and other areas of the north-Iraqi autonomous region. According to local sources, the decision to take charge of public employees for a year, who were forced to flee their homes because of the advance of the jihadists, was taken in late March by the Council of Ministers of Iraqi Kurdistan. The Administrative order represents a support for thousands of Christian families who continue to hope for a return to their cities and their villages. (GV) (Agenzia Fides 07/04/2016)