Danish Refugee Council visits Karbala

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2018-12-03

Haidar MK

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The Denmark-based Danish Refugee Council (DRC) visited Karbala on Saturday, December 1, to know more about this great city and the immortal figure of Imam Hussain.

“After seeing the services and humanitarian projects of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine offered to Iraqi citizens and pilgrims, we aim to build bridges of cooperation with the Holy Shrine,” head of Karbala office Mr. Alaa Tariq said to Imam Hussain Holy Shrine website.

“Our organization focuses on protecting the rights of refugees and children,” Tariq added.

The humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe through providing emergency aid, fighting for their rights, and strengthening their opportunity for a brighter future. It works in conflict-affected areas and in cooperation with local communities, striving for sustainable solutions to their problems as well as successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home. 

Tariq continued saying, “The delegation was fascinated by how the Imam Hussain Holy Shrine is able to bring together people from various religions and sects especially during the huge pilgrimage of Arbaeen.

DRC began operating in Iraq in 2003 and was one of the first humanitarian organizations providing assistance in the area.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers.

Their vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

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