Iraq: Human rights abuses against Palestinian refugees

Iraq: Human rights abuses against Palestinian refugees

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Index Number: MDE 14/030/2007
Date Published: 1 October 2007
Categories: Iraq, Middle East And North Africa

Scores of Palestinian refugees in Iraq have been killed since the US-led invasion in 2003. The 15,000 or so Palestinians who are still in Iraq are in legal limbo. They are recognized as refugees by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. However, few countries are willing to accept them for resettlement. This report examines the precarious situation of Palestinian refugees in Iraq. It includes a historical background of this refugee community, descriptions of the serious human rights abuses being committed against them, and the appalling conditions in the camps near the Iraq/Syria border, particularly al-Waleed and al-Tanf camps.


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