Washington DC, USA (us.gov.krd) – The KRG Representation team welcomed Kat Fallon, Iraq Program Officer, and Carrie Denver, the incoming Erbil Refugee Coordinator, from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) to the KRG Mission in Washington on August 30, 2022.
The PRM officials shared updates on current and future collaborations in the region. The two sides discussed the drawdown of United Nations-led humanitarian assistance in Iraq in December, the status of the Sinjar Agreement, and how to best address the ongoing refugee and displacement crisis in Kurdistan.
The KRG staff highlighted the Kurdistan Region’s economic challenges and continued need for infrastructure support in light of an uncertain security environment. The Kurdistan Region continues to host about 1 million refugees and internally displaced people, including Syrians and Iraqis of all ethnic and religious backgrounds.
The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration is the humanitarian bureau of the State Department. The United States is Iraq and the KRI's largest source of international aid and support. The PRM promotes U.S. interests by providing protection, easing suffering, and resolving the plight of persecuted and forcibly displaced people worldwide. The bureau coordinates humanitarian policy and diplomacy, provides life-sustaining assistance, works with multilateral organizations to build global partnerships, and promotes best practices in humanitarian response.