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Situation in Iraq: Inter-agency Update no. 59, 11 – 28 February 2014

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• Syria’s border with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq at Peshkhabour and Sehela remained open during the reporting period. • Close to 11,000 Syrian nationals are reported to have crossed into the Kurdistan Region through the Peshkhabour border crossing point since start of 2014. • 4,248 individuals have expressed their intention of seeking asylum, while 3,420 individuals have been registered so far. • 660 registered Syrian asylum seekers returned to their country of origin during the reporting period. • A high level visit from the Government of Iraq took place to the Kurdistan Region during the reporting period to assess the Syrian refugee situation. • On 11 February, a high level mission from UNHCR/ Iraq Operation visited Al Qaim and met with refugees community leaders in Al Obaidy Camp • At a request of the UK Foreign Office, UNHCR participated in a training of 45 government officials from Iraq on international refugee law.