Forced Migration Review (Jun 2007)

Iraqis denied right to asylum

  • Bill Frelick

Journal volume & issue
no. Iraq
pp. 24 – 26


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Now that the international community is belatedly paying attention to the existence of an estimated two million Iraqi refugees, Iraq’s neighbours are closing off escape routes while the US and UK provide no meaningful support to refugees or the countries hosting them. Millions of IDPs and other war-affected and persecuted Iraqis are trapped and denied the fundamental right to seek asylum.