Washington adds assist Iraqi refugees to the budget
شريط الاخبار | 12-07-
2010 Bar News | 12-07-2010
واشنطن/ وكالات Washington / agencies
U.S. Assistant Deputy Secretary of State for Refugees, and Migration Kelly Clements that her Government had accepted the requests for asylum more than 47 thousand Iraqis since 2007, and pointed out that the fixed amount will be included each year in the U.S. budget to support Iraqi refugees.
Said Clements in a meeting held at the headquarters of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, attended by a number of media, said that "the United States to accept Iraqi refugees continues through the development of the financial allocations to support the program even after the full withdrawal of troops from Iraq in 2011."
Adding that "support programs for Iraqi refugees in the United States emphasizes the full commitment to the process of support for refugees wishing to return voluntarily to Iraq, because the general conditions in the United States a bad thing because some of the global economic crisis."
Clements indicated that they discussed with these stakeholders in Iraq is Iraqi refugees returning to their country, and who numbered 500 thousand since 2007.
In addition to the issue of the presence of 500 thousand displaced inside Iraq, distributed in 360 shelters, including 120 centers in Baghdad, where the number of displaced 200 thousand people.
She noted that Washington "will be a fixed amount will be included each year in the U.S. budget to support Iraqi refugees of 387 million dollars in addition to the amount of 150 million dollars will be submitted to the High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration and non-governmental organizations to support the requirements of the refugees."
The statistics of the High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration to a million citizens of Baghdad, as well as 300 thousand others from Diyala province, moved abroad because of the security situation during the past four years, pointing out that the presence of Iraqi refugees is concentrated in countries such as Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon and Iran.
It is noteworthy that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations announced in a previous report that about 960.400 internally displaced people inside Iraq, returned to their home areas since 2008 and until April of 2010, while he returned to 020.70 of Iraqis who have fled out of Iraq For the same period.
On the other hand, U.S. Assistant Deputy Secretary of State that the development of members of the "Mujahedeen," etc. in the Iranian city of Ashraf, located in Diyala province, "not a question of jurisdiction," and that "as members of the Mujahedeen of the refugees up to the High Commissioner for Refugees".