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Germany to resettle 100 refugees from Iraq

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On the 19th of April, 2013, Germany announced that it would be resettling 100 refugees from Iraq. The refugees have been living in Camp Hurriya, a transit facility close to Baghdad. The UNHCR is currently determining the refugee status of the Camp's approximately 3,000 residents.

The announcement followed a similar declaration by Albania. The international community has now provided 10% of the Camp's population with an opportunity to resettle in a third country.

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Link to UNHCR report: http://www.refworld.org/country,,,,IRQ,,5177bd7e4,0.html