The Iranian pilgrims of Imam Hussein shrines are travelling to Iraq through Erbil for the first time.
The pilgrims are coming through the Haji Omeran border crossing and make a stop in Erbil before heading to Najaf and Karbala where they commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein every year on Arbaeen, forty days after the anniversary of his death.
The Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) has provided them with a resting place, food, drinking water and medical services during their stop in Erbil to facilitate their travel to Najaf and Karbala, south of Iraq.
As part of this project to receive the visitors of the Arbaeen, on Friday, September 9, 2022, 6,500 visitors arrived at the resting place located inside the Sami Abdul Rahman Park, and until 3 PM, more than 1,600 visitors left for the city of Baghdad. On the same day, 178 men and 29 women received medical treatment.
It is worth noting that from September 6, 2022, until September 9, 2022, the BCF prepared 1,450 meals for lunch and dinner for the administrative staff, health, organizations, security forces, guards and sanitation workers. And only on Friday, 400 packs of bottled water were distributed.
On Saturday morning, September 10, 2022, until 1 PM, 5,500 other visitors arrived at the resting place in Erbil.