Sunday, 16 September 2012 03:00

Kobler: Completion of last major relocation convoy important step in peaceful closure of Camp Ashraf

Baghdad, 16 September  2012 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, today welcomed the news that the last major relocation convoy of residents from Camp Ashraf (Camp New Iraq) has arrived in Camp Hurriya. كوردی


“This is an important step as we near the end of the relocation process. I would like to thank the residents for their cooperation,” Mr. Kobler said. “I would also like to thank the Government of Iraq for ensuring this last major relocation and paving the way for the peaceful closure of Camp Ashraf under the terms of the memorandum of understanding.”


In total, 680 residents moved in the convoy today. Of the 3,280 residents originally in Camp Ashraf, only a small group now remains on a temporary basis to arrange the details pursuant to the closure of the camp.


UN monitors will continue to oversee the process, including the relocation of remaining residents to Camp Hurriya.


With the majority of residents now in Camp Hurriya, Mr. Kobler called for a renewed focus on resettlement. “I urge the international community to speed up its efforts to accept residents in third countries,” he said.

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