The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bahjat al-Baqir Charitable Institution in Baghdad to advance humanitarian programs in response to the current crisis.
The agreement covers cooperation in emergency response distributions, provision of health and psychosocial services, and livelihoods programming. The organizations will also collaborate on staff training in business development, health and psychosocial programming.
Both organizations are focused on assisting vulnerable people and will share methods to identify and help the most vulnerable, especially those displaced by conflict.
IOM Iraq Chief of Mission Thomas Lothar Weiss said:
“Humanitarian organizations need to combine efforts and scale up to adequately respond to the continued crisis. IOM Iraq looks forward to enhancing our relationship with Bahjat al-Baqir Charitable Institution, especially in health programming, to better serve the most vulnerable.
"We thank the Government of Iraq and all our partners on the ground for working hand-in-hand to facilitate IOM’s emergency response.”
Bahjat al-Baqir Charitable Institution Deputy Head Mazin Ahmed Amin said:
“We are pleased to sign this agreement for mutual support with IOM to assist poor and crisis-affected Iraqis.
"We will share our expertise in health service training and beneficiary identification, and our vision to improve the situation in Iraq.”