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Iraq: Kurds

Volume 688: debated on Tuesday 23 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make representations to the Kurdish regional authority (in Iraq) to accept for resettlement Kurds now living in Al Ruwaishid camp in Jordan and in other locations near the frontier. [HL1211]

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Amman reports that the Al Ruwaishid camp is populated by Palestinians not Kurds. Consequently, officials do not plan to make representations to the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq.