MKO members’ relocation outside of Iraq expedited: UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said 2015 has seen the largest number of relocations of MKO members outside of Iraq ever since the international community and the Government of Iraq began the process.

Earlier on Monday, the office of the UNHCR released a statement updating the implantation of solutions for members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization in Iraq’s Camp Liberty, saying “By the end of 2015, more than 1,100 residents will have been relocated to a situation of safety in third countries.”

“The situation with relocations is at its most buoyant since efforts began,” the statement reads. “Almost half of all relocations have taken place in the latter half of 2015.”

UNHCR again called upon the Government of Iraq to take all possible measures to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the MKO terrorist group in Iraq.

The UNHCR and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) have been working since 2011 to find relocation opportunities outside Iraq for MKO members.