Iraq: Iran

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 20th March 2014.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

(1) what recent assessment his Department has made of conditions in Camp Liberty in Iraq; and what estimate he has made of the amount of food and medicine received at that site in the last three months;

(2) what recent representations his Department has made to the Government of Iraq on the welfare of residents in Camp Liberty.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson Minister of State

We rely on the United Nations for information on conditions at Camp Liberty and the welfare of its residents. UN monitors report that there is no shortage of food or essential provisions in the camp. There have been recent reports of supplies not being able to enter the camp because the camp leadership has not complied with new procedures at a time of heightened security concerns. The UN and Iraqi authorities have intervened to ensure delivery of supplies and have urged the camp residents to comply with correct procedures. We have made no recent representations to the Government of Iraq about the welfare of residents, but continue to support the UN's monitoring work, and to make representations to them and the Government of Iraq, as appropriate.

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