KRG PM Barzani says Kurdistan Region taking on more than its share of IDPs


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SULAIMANI — The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, said on Monday (June 20) only 5 percent of Iraq’s income is given to the Kurdistan Region and 95 percent to other parts of the country, despite the Kurdistan Region hosting a million displaced Iraqis.

Barzani spoke during a meeting with the chiefs of many news organizations, including NRT, and questioned why so many Iraqis are choosing to remain in the Kurdistan Region if the situation in the rest of the country is so positive.

He said one million displaced Iraqis live in the Kurdistan Region and $1.5 billion dollars is allocated to help them annually.

Barzani also said the KRG wants to carry out reform in the current government cabinet.

(NRT Digital Media)