Support on the Ground

Region-Country: 
Iraq, Africa and Middle East
Date Publish: 
11 Jul 2014

IOM Director General William Lacy Swing reviews IOM’s operations in northern Iraq, meets with Kurdish leaders and partner agencies, and joins staff in Kalak , 50 km from the Kurdish regional capital of Erbil, to distribute critical aid to displaced Iraqis fleeing the violence in Mosul and other areas. Speaking with beneficiaries, DG Swing learned about their struggles, their challenges, and their immediate needs.