The Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displaced on Thursday (September 13th) announced it started relocating Syrian refugees from western Iraq near the Syrian border to a camp compliant with international human rights standards.
"About 650 Syrian refugees started moving from deserted schools and government buildings where they were staying to a modern camp set up for them," Mohammed al-Dulaimi, chairman of the ministry's reception committee for foreign immigrants, told Al-Shorfa.
"The camp is located in central al-Qaim and features air-conditioned rooms, a medical and health centre," al-Dulaimi said. "It is also supplied with electricity and TV sets, and is supervised by a committee from the Iraqi government, United Nations and Iraqi Red Crescent."
He added that about 400 additional refugees would soon be transferred to the same camp.