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  • UNBan appoints Holl Lute to aid relocation of Liberty residents

    Ban appoints Holl Lute to aid relocation of Liberty residents

    Ms. Holl Lute most recently held the post of US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. She was also the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the UN Foundation and the Better World Fund, among other positions. The newly appointed UN official will work with…

  • UNUN calls on Iraq to ensure safety of Liberty residents

    UN calls on Iraq to ensure safety of Liberty residents

    The United Nations today called on the Iraqi Government to ensure maximum security for some 3,200 Iranian exiles in a camp near Baghdad airport after a rocket attack on the airport last night reportedly killed a number of residents and seriously wounded others.

  • UNBan Ki-moon to resolve situation of Camp Liberty residents

    Ban Ki-moon to resolve situation of Camp Liberty residents

    Energies should be focused urgently now on the relocation of the residents of Camp Hurriya to safe and secure locations outside of Iraq. This is the only durable and sustainable solution. While the Secretary-General welcomes the generous offers by Member States that have enabled 240…

  • MEK Camp AshrafUN announces transfer of remaining Iranian exiles Camp Ashraf

    UN announces transfer of remaining Iranian exiles Camp Ashraf

    “Resettlement outside Iraq is now the priority, and it is urgent that countries ready to host the residents come forward to accept them, providing them a safe future outside Iraq.”Mr. Busztin also called on the Iraqi Government to abide by its commitment to ensure maximum…

  • MEK Camp AshrafUN mission in Iraq witnesses aftermath of Ashraf attack

    UN mission in Iraq witnesses aftermath of Ashraf attack

    The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) visited the site yesterday, meeting separately with the camp’s surviving residents and the commander of Diyala’s Police.“Inside the camp, the delegation witnessed 52 bodies in a makeshift morgue,” UNAMI said in a news release, with seven people still…

  • UNBan deplores attack on Iranian exile camp north of Baghdad

    Ban deplores attack on Iranian exile camp north of Baghdad

    “The Secretary-General deplores the tragic events in Camp Ashraf today that have reportedly left 47 killed,” his spokesperson said in a statement. “He expresses his sorrow and extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims.” Iraqi authorities have confirmed that medical support is…

  • UNUN envoy welcomes relocation of Iranian exiles

    UN envoy welcomes relocation of Iranian exiles

    Mr. Kobler said in addition to Albania, Germany has offered to relocate some 100 residents. The departure of the group from Iraq is in accordance with the memorandum of understanding of 25 December 2011, which foresees the relocation of the residents to third countries.

  • Camp LibertyUN officials strongly condemn attack on camp liberty in Iraq

    UN officials strongly condemn attack on camp liberty in Iraq

    Martin Kobler and the country representative for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Claire Bourgeois, said they are “deeply concerned that today's tragic violence has occurred despite their repeated requests to the Government of Iraq to provide Camp Liberty and its…

  • UNUN envoy welcomes relocation of first group of Iranian exiles to Albania

    UN envoy welcomes relocation of first group of Iranian exiles to Albania

    The top United Nations official in Iraq today called the relocation of 14 Iranians to Albania from an exile camp near Baghdad, an “encouraging first step.” “The residents’ arrival in Albania late last night is an encouraging first step in the relocation of the group…

  • UNUN welcomes Germany’s offer to resettle residents of Camp Hurriya

    UN welcomes Germany’s offer to resettle residents of Camp Hurriya

    Camp Hurriya serves as a transit facility for more than 3,000 exiles, most of them members of a group known as the People’s Mojahedeen of Iran, where a process to determine their refugee status is being carried out by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). With…

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