IRAQ: UNAMI visits Virgin Mary camp for the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian displaced people in Baghdad

BAGHDAD — A delegation from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) visited the Virgin Mary camp for the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian displaced people in Baghdad.

The delegation listened to the demands of Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian families, who suffer from a tragic living situation in the camp.

The visit aimed at inspecting the situation of the camp and conveying it to institutions of the Iraqi government.

The Virgin Mary camp is the only camp that houses the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people, who fled from the Nineveh Plain due to the attacks of the Islamic State (ISIS) in 2014.

There is now an intention to evacuate the camp because the owner of the camp land, who belongs to one of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people’s parties, wants to build a commercial project on it.

The delegation met with official of Christian affairs in the Endowment Office Martin Daoud, and official of the camp Danny Kajjo.

The delegation documented the demands and needs of the displaced people, such as allocating a new camp land and extending the deadline to leave the camp until the end of the school year.

The camp houses about 110 displaced families of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people, including 30 families of the elderly, the disabled and people in need.