Office of German NGO in Kifri gutted by fire


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SULAIMANI — A fire broke out in the office of German NGO Hawkari in Kifri on Friday (January 28) morning, the branch supervisor told NRT.

Huner Fakhradin, the supervisor of Hawkari in Kifri, in Kirkuk governorate, told NRT a fire broke out in the office due to unknown causes. He stated he believed the fire was not accidental.

Fakhradin said while they had not calculated the loss suffered from the fire, he said the office building was badly damaged and a number of office equipment such as computers and printers were destroyed in the fire.

He stated the police have begun an investigation. A security source confirmed to NRT an investigation has been launched and stated no one has been arrested at this time.

Hawkari is a German NGO with headquarters in Berlin. The organization opened an office in Garmian in 1993 and their work is focused on gender equality and aiding survivors of Anfal.

(NRT Digital Media)