The University and School Relations Division of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine Relations Department has inaugurated 40 centers to guide the lost, spread out on the axes leading to the province of Karbala, from the direction of Baghdad, Babylon and Najaf in addition to the city center. These centers will be functional thanks to 350 university students from the volunteers of the Al-Kafeel National Youth Project of the aforementioned division. This project is part of the service plan set for the Ziyarat Arba'een.
The supervisor of these works, Mr. Muntadher al-Safi, Head of the University Activities Unit in the University Relations Division stated to the Al-Kafeel Network: “The Lost Centers project is one of the service and humanitarian projects, to which the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine has paid special attention since its inception ten years ago. Our division is responsible for providing these centers with students from universities and institutes, whether from those who have previously participated or who have been newly recruited after they have been given a special course in managing these centers, and their work is continuous 24 hours a day, with three shifts.
He added: "The project involved a number of supporting departments in the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, such as the Engineering Projects Department, represented by the Communications and Information Technology Division, and the Stores, Media and Service Affairs Department, in addition to joint work with the Imam al-Hussayn's (p) Holy Shrine and the Energy Police Directorate."
Al-Safi stated: "The project also included the opening of centers to house the missing on all axes, equipped with all the supplies needed by the missing, whether they are children or the elderly, until their relatives find them. The project was also provided with vehicles that transport the lost to these centers."
He explained that: "These centers were provided with a computer that works with a special program linked to all the centers in which all the data of the lost ones is registered. The center was also provided with wired and wireless communication devices and a mobile phone, to enable them communicate with each other. Noting that they are all connected to a central control room in the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, which work is around the clock, and contains all the data stored in special storage servers, and it is continuously updated according to each case received by any center."