Iraq: Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty

House of Lords written question – answered on 3rd June 2013.

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Photo of Lord Avebury Lord Avebury Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ ability to determine the status of the residents in Camp Liberty and Camp Ashraf with a view to readmission to the United Kingdom; what reasons they have been given for any delay in that process; what assessment they have made of the viability of moving residents safely to another country; and how that compares to the current safety of the residents of those camps.

Photo of Lord Newby Lord Newby Lords Spokesperson (HM Treasury) (Whip), Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

We understand that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees is making progress on determining the status of residents at Camp Liberty. Up to 52 cases could then be considered, on an exceptional basis, for possible readmission to the UK as refugees. We cannot judge the outcome or duration of this process. We have not made an assessment on the viability of moving residents safely to another country, but call on the Government of Iraq to ensure the current safety of residents at Camp Liberty. We welcome the recent announcement of the resettlement of 14 residents to Albania.

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