Sixty four children delivered from Baghdad to Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On Thursday, 64 children - citizens of Uzbekistan were brought from Baghdad (Iraq) to Tashkent.
Children were brought to Uzbekistan by special flight as part of the humanitarian operation Mehr-2.
Among the arrivals to their homeland - 39 boys and 25 girls, including 14 children under the age of 3 years and 2 orphans.
Children, who have suffered spiritual and physical suffering as a result of being in conflict zones will be placed in a health institution where they will be provided with food and clothing and will receive comprehensive medical, psychological and social assistance.
The ad hoc working group held talks with women from Uzbekistan sentenced to long (10−20 years) or life sentences of imprisonment for participating in various international terrorist organizations that threaten the peace of different countries, and received their consent for the return of children.
Some of the spouses of these women remain in the ranks of terrorist organizations, some were killed during the hostilities, others are serving sentences in prisons in Iraq and Syria.
Identity documents will be issued. Children will be placed in preschool educational institutions and schools. Guardians and sponsors will be attached to them.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev ordered to hold the operation in collaboration with the Government of Iraq and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
In May 2019, Uzbekistan conducted the first Mehr operation. Then, 155 women and children were returned from the conflict zone in the Middle East to Uzbekistan.