The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, today attended a meeting on the issue of Camp New Iraq (formerly Camp Ashraf). The meeting was called by the Government of Iraq for the diplomatic community in the country.
During this meeting, SRSG Kobler urged the Government of Iraq to refrain from violence under any circumstances and to be generous when it comes to the humanitarian needs of the residents. The United Nations supports only a peaceful, humanitarian solution to the issue of Camp New Iraq.
At the same time, he urged the residents of Camp New Iraq to begin preparations for the next move to Camp Hurriya without delay. Especially vulnerable persons and minors should be included in the next group.
Mr. Kobler appealed to the international supporters of the residents to live up to their responsibilities. He also appealed to Member States to accept the residents for resettlement in their countries.