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 everything it can to guarantee security to the residents,”he said.”The perpetrators must be found and brought to justice without delay,”…

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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 soft and hard ware support capabilities. Individual interviews will need to take place in a safe, neutral and confidential location. UNHCR attaches utmost importance to ..

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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 to Iraq through the official border crossing. The Iraqi border authorities allowed 42 Iraqis to enter the country

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