On 17th Feb 2018 International Federation of Iraqi Refugees organised a meeting regarding the current situation of Iraqi refugees in Germany and that country’s policy regarding the deportation of Iraqi refugees.
In this meeting, the current unstable situation of Iraq and Kurdistan region were discussed, especially, in view of those citizens whom have left this region a long time ago. Considering the current circumstance, IFIR sees no reason whatsoever for any Iraqi refugee to be deported, forcibly or otherwise. Which is why we stand firmly against any deportation decision (and cooperation in deportation of refugees) made by any country.
Furthermore, we would like to call for the following:
1. The Iraqi government along with any/all relevant agencies not to make any pact or agreements to deport any Iraqi refugees from Germany. Instead, the cases of the refugees in question should be reviewed and looked into (with a humane viewpoint) and to end any agreement(s) regarding deportation of Iraqi refugees.
2. We would like to propose to the Iraqi government and all the relevant agencies to stop using its airports in facilitating deportation of refugees.
3. These points to be put in proposal to the Iraqi parliament to be made into a law which forbids force deportation of Iraqi refugees as it was the case during the last round of Iraqi parliament, during which we launched a similar campaign, of ALL the fractions, we obtained more than a hundred signatures refusing to receiving any deported Refugees.
4. Finally, we would like to ask all media and press agencies to hold the most professional and responsibility stance, and to have a positive reaction on this very concerning and dangerous matter.
Lastly, taking into consideration the situation of refugees in foreign camps, as well as unbefitting and inhumane treatment of local facilities in Germany, puts human rights organisations and all other relevant agencies/organisations under serious questioning. This is why we are certain in knowing that bringing this dangerous problem to a quick and satisfactory conclusion is responsibility of authorities.