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UNHCR Asks US, EU to Relocate MKO Members from Iraq

The UNHCR said 1,400 members of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as MEK, PMOI and NCRI) are ready for relocation to third countries, throwing the ball in the court of the group’s supporters to take action and accept these individuals in their countries.

“The UNHCR urgently reiterates the need to find solutions for the camp’s residents, and is appealing to countries to act urgently on 1,400 cases from Camp Hurriya (Liberty) that have already been submitted for relocation,” said the UN’s refugee agency in a press release, the Habilian Association reported.

The press release added that since 2011, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) have been “engaged in an effort to find relocation opportunities outside Iraq” for some 3,200 members of MKO now residing temporarily inside Camp Liberty, a former US military base near Baghdad International Airport.

“So far, the international community has managed to secure the relocation to third countries of 311 residents, clearly demonstrating that more relocation places are urgently needed,” the UNHCR added.

Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Nickolay Mladenov also urged the international community to urgently intensify efforts to find resettlement opportunities.

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