One of the departments of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine that has a footprint in the Ziyarat Arba'een and that provides other kind of services to the visitors, is the Public Relations Department, which activity is not clearly visible as it works behind the scenes, but it has important roles whether during the Ziyarat or in normal days. Its activities are further and more important, as explained to the al-Kafeel Network, the head of the department; Sayed Ma'een Nasrallah.
He added: "The Department is a link between the Holy Shrine and its outer perimeter, both inside and outside Iraq, as it works to deepen this link with all available means to develop confidence and to achieve cooperation. It is in direct contact with guests who visit the Holy Shrine from all over the world. Its work is completed in coordination with other departments of the holy shrine to provide all the guests' need in order to facilitate the task of their entering to the Holy City until their departure."
Nasrallah explained: "During this Ziyarat, we were able to complete all entry visas for those who intend to visit the holy shrine, who come as volunteers to participate in its medical or service plan. This year, groups of doctors from different countries were recruited, some are working as a group and others as individuals. In addition to the media professionals who came from different countries to cover the Ziyarat Arba'een, and to whom we provided adequate accommodation in the service sites of the holy shrine, in recognition of their work."
He continued: "The Protocol Hall opened its doors throughout the Ziyarat to receive guests coming to the holy shrine. Also, there are activities carried out by the Division of University Relations, providing ambulances and guidance centers of lost, with a large number of university students as volunteers. In addition to that, there are members of our department who contribute to organizing the entry and exit of condolence processions. "