The Iraqi government on Wednesday (February 6th) began distributing funds to some 42,000 Syrian refugees in the country to help improve their living conditions, officials told Al-Shorfa.
The Iraqi government had announced in January it allocated $1 million in emergency humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees residing in the country. The money is being distributed as monthly stipends – 300,000 dinars ($258) for families and 150,000 dinars ($129) for unmarried people.
A committee made up of officials from the finance and immigration ministries launched the campaign, said Ali al-Musawi, media advisor to the Iraqi government.
"The committee is currently visiting refugee camps in Anbar, Ninawa and Dohuk provinces and other cities where [Syrians] are based to distribute these sums," he said.