Saturday, 26 August 2017 15:39

UNAMI expresses concern at Provincial Council decision on returnees in Babil

Baghdad, 25 August 2017 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) expresses its concern at the recent decision by a majority of the members of the Babil Provincial Council that it would bring legal proceedings against any politicians or political party that called for the return of thousands of displaced persons to their homes in the area of Jarf al-Sakhr.



This decision, should it not be repealed, represents an attempt to intimidate Iraqi politicians from carrying out their duty to work for the betterment of the citizens of the country, thousands of whom have been living in harsh conditions for many months away from their homes, their livelihoods and in many cases their families.

“The ability to return to one’s own home is a fundamental right that must be respected. I call upon the Provincial Council to reconsider this decision, and to assist those politicians, political parties and other citizens working on the goal of returning people to their homes, and Government of Iraq in its efforts in reconstructing Iraq, so that they can restart their lives and work towards rebuilding the country together”, said the Deputy-Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Gyorgy Busztin.


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