Al-Sudani renews Iraq’s support for UNRWA to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians

Baghdad, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani met today, Tuesday, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Philippe Lazzarini, and his accompanying delegation.

An official statement of PM media office said, “During the meeting, the agency’s efforts were reviewed in providing relief to Palestinians suffering under the brutal bombing of the occupation forces, and the continued provision of aid despite the attacks that targeted the agency’s headquarters, and the martyrdom of a large number of its workers.”

Al-Sudani stressed that “the great efforts provided by the agency are humanitarian efforts that are appreciated by peoples before governments. He also stressed the readiness of the Iraqi government to provide all support to the agency, and to alleviate the suffering of our Palestinian people. He also praised the courageous stances of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, regarding the sinful aggression taking place agai
nst the Palestinian people.’

The Prime Minister expressed his condolences to those who fell victim to the aggressive bombing of the agency’s relief workers, stressing that targeting UNRWA headquarters in Gaza is part of the war of extermination committed against the Palestinians, pointing out that the world today is facing a new humanitarian catastrophe in Rafah, due to the occupation’s intransigence and its insistence on killing more civilians.

Al-Sudani reiterated his emphasis on Iraq’s firm and principled position towards the Palestinian right, indicating that the suffering of the Palestinians will double with the targeting of Rafah, as they no longer have a safe place to seek refuge.

For his part, Lazzarini expressed his appreciation for the government’s decision to continue providing assistance to UNRWA. He also praised the role of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society and the political and financial support. He reviewed the attacks on UNRWA and the targeting of its headquarters, and the fact that many of it
s employees in Palestine face arrest and torture by the occupation authorities with the aim of cutting off this important outlet for humanitarian assistance.’

Source: National Iraqi News Agency