Middle East: Refugees:Written question - HL1804

Asked on: 10 October 2017
Department for International Development
Middle East: Refugees
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UNHCR’s vulnerability criteria in relation to refugees from Iraq or Syria; and whether they consider that religious identity should be included as a factor in this assessment.
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Answered by: Lord Bates
Answered on: 18 October 2017

Our current assessment is that UNHCR’s guidelines are sufficient to identify risks to refugees from Iraq or Syria which arise from their religious identity. It is recognised that identification of faith can constitute vulnerability. We will continue to raise these issues on a regular basis with UNHCR.

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