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UN Envoy and High Commissioner for Refugees Discuss Resettlement of Camp Liberty Residents

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Baghdad, 1 March 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, met with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. António Guterres, in Geneva today. They discussed the situation of Syrian refugees in Iraq, as well as the process of resettling the residents of Camp Liberty to third countries. كوردى

Mr. Kobler was confident that all sides cooperate in a positive and constructive spirit to respond to the resettlement offers already made by some member states.

“After the despicable attacks on Camp Liberty on 9 February, it is particularly important that we redouble our efforts to resettle the residents and find durable solutions for them outside Iraq as quickly as possible,” he said.

Mr. Kobler stated that, under the memorandum of understanding of 25 December 2011, the Government of Iraq is responsible for the security and safety of the residents.

He thanked Mr. Guterres for the efforts of UNHCR and assured him that UNAMI will continue to support UNHCR to bring about a quick resettlement of the residents to third countries.