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  • Camp LibertyProspects for relocating all residents out of Iraq in 2016 at their most buoyant

    Prospects for relocating all residents out of Iraq in 2016 at their most buoyant

    Prospects for relocating all residents out of Iraq in 2016 are at their most buoyant since international efforts to find solutions began in 2011. UNHCR is supporting a steady and growing stream of movements out of Iraq in coming months. It is hoped that the…

  • Camp LibertyUpdate on camp Hurriya Temporary Transit Location (TTL)

    Update on camp Hurriya Temporary Transit Location (TTL)

    1- 2015 has seen the largest number of relocations out of Iraq in a calendar year since the international community and the Government of Iraq began efforts to find relocation opportunities for residents of the Hurriya Temporary Transit Location (TTL) in 2011. 2- By the…

  • Camp LibertyUNHCR Update on the situation of Camp Liberty residents

    UNHCR Update on the situation of Camp Liberty residents

    UNHCR and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) have been working since 2011 to find relocation opportunities outside Iraq for residents of the Hurriya TTL. These people formerly resided at Camp Ashraf (also known as Camp New Iraq). Approximately 2,160 of this group…

  • Camp LibertyConflict in Iraq continues to affect residents of the Hurriya

    Conflict in Iraq continues to affect residents of the Hurriya

    The dramatic deterioration of the security situation in Iraq as a result of the fighting is equally worrying in the context of the efforts – on-going since 2011 – of UNHCR and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) to find relocation opportunities outside…

  • Camp AshrafUNHCR urges states to relocate former residents of Camp Ashraf

    UNHCR urges states to relocate former residents of Camp Ashraf

    The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) calls for renewed efforts from states to relocate former Camp Ashraf residents, also known as Camp New Iraq. Since the 1 September 2013 attack on Camp New Iraq where 52 residents died, there has been limited progress in moving the…

  • Camp LibertySome Liberty residents decided not to attend UNHCR interviews

    Some Liberty residents decided not to attend UNHCR interviews

    a number of residents have decided not to attend interviews scheduled for them with UNHCR to process their cases. Nevertheless, pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations and the Government of Iraq of 25 December 2011 on the situation of the residents…

  • UNHCRUNHCR welcomes Albanian offer for residents of Camp Hurriya admition

    UNHCR welcomes Albanian offer for residents of Camp Hurriya admition

    "I am very grateful that the Albanian Government has offered solutions for 210 people from Camp Hurriya," said Mr Guterres. "The residents of Camp Hurriya urgently need solutions to relocate out of Iraq. We hope they welcome this offer and cooperate to ensure the departure…

  • UNUNHCR Chief Guterres strongly condemns attack on Liberty

    UNHCR Chief Guterres strongly condemns attack on Liberty

    ..I strongly condemn this attack," Mr. Guterres said, noting that the residents of Camp Liberty are asylum seekers undergoing the refugee status determination process and thus entitled to international protection. "This is a despicable act of violence." "I call on the Iraqi Government to do…

  • Camp AshrafCamp New Iraq residents and the determination of their refugee status claims

    Camp New Iraq residents and the determination of their refugee status claims

    UNHCR has been for some time and remains ready to undertake verification and refugee status adjudication for the residents of Camp New Iraq (formerly Camp Ashraf) who are persons of concern. It has mobilized teams on the ground, and has put in place the necessary…

  • UNHCRUNHCR deplores refugee expulsion by Turkey which resulted in four deaths

    UNHCR deplores refugee expulsion by Turkey which resulted in four deaths

    The incident took place on Wednesday 23 April at an unpatrolled stretch of the border, near the Habur (Silopi) official border crossing in Sirnak province in southeastern Turkey. According to eyewitnesses, the Turkish authorities had earlier attempted to forcibly deport 60 people of various nationalities…

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