Iraq allocates 3 billion IQD as compensation for people affected by Erbil floods

File – KRG Spokesperson Jotiar Adil speaks to reporters in Erbil

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Iraqi government will allocate 3 billion Iraqi dinars ($2 million) as compensation for people affected by the flashfloods in Erbil, a Kurdish government’s spokesman said on Tuesday.

Heavy rains triggered flash floods in Erbil on Saturday, causing damages to hundreds of houses and cars of civilians.

On Monday, the office of Erbil governor said home furnishings and equipment of 500 families were “completely destroyed” and 130 cars and 127 houses were damaged in the floods.

Spokesman of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Jotiar Adil said the Iraqi Council of Ministers voted to allocate 3 billion dinars to compensate people affected in the floods during a meeting on Tuesday.

Flash floods hit parts of the Kurdistan Region on Saturday. Erbil was the only province to see severe damages due to the storms.

The council of ministers also voted to send 200 billion dinars ($137 million) as monthly budget for public servants in the Kurdistan Region.

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