Danish experts and equipment heading to Iraq

Beredskabsstyrelsen will help set up a camp able to house 15,000-20,000

August 26th, 2014 10:25 am| by admin
facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

The emergency preparedness authorities, Beredskabsstyrelsen, is sending a team of experts and equipment to northern Iraq today to assist with the establishment of a refugee camp.

The aircraft carrying the gear and experts will fly to Iraq from Herning via Sweden. The trade and development minister, Mogens Jensen, has set aside two million kroner to assist Beredskabsstyrelsen in establishing a camp to house 15,000-20,000 internally displaced people in the region.

”The humanitarian needs in Iraq are immense and we must show our solidarity,” Jensen said in a press release.

“It’s positive that we can quickly and effectively accommodate UN’s requests to help the families who have been displaced by ISIL’s movements in northern Iraq.”

READ MORE: Government ready to help the US in Iraq

An international effort
The UN has established a close working relationship with the Kurdish authorities in the area, and the two parties have asked the Danish refugee organisation Dansk Flygtningehjælp to provide expert knowledge for the establishment of about 13 refugee camps.

The camps need drinking water supplies, sanitation, medicinal treatment and waste management facilities, as well as infrastructure to support the running of the camps.

Sweden, Norway, Germany and Britain are also involved in establishing the camps.

This year Denmark has given 32 million kroner to the humanitarian efforts in Iraq, and a further 15 million kroner will be given to Danish aid organisations working in the embattled nation.

And to think most historians considered him infertile
How the bloodline of Frederik VII, the childless king, lives on
It must be with a certain tongue-in-cheek reverence that the friends of Dan...
"Like watching someone you don't fancy much masturbate." Who's that? Deadpool or the dead bear?
Film review of ‘Deadpool’
Despite this being an origins story, we’re quickly introduced to special ...
Turkish mystique awaits behind the curtains of the hammam
Turkish delights submerged in an ancient world of harmonic bliss
Valentine’s Day is approaching faster than the Midnight Express, so if yo...
Derek Zoolander and Hansel showing off their brand-new outfits
At Cinemas: Hordes of films this winter holiday: Brooklyn, Trumbo, Zootropolis, Zoolander 2 and more
Half-term holidays mean we are inundated with an avalanche of new films cov...
The abuse has been going on for a long period of time, say the police (photo: iStock)
Dane arrested for ordering livestreamed rape of children
A 66-year-old Dane has been arrested for paying to watch sexual assaults ag...
Increasing numbers are using public transport (photo: iStock)
More people use public transport in Scania
More people are using public transport in the southern Swedish region of Sc...