Refugees: Iraq:Written question - HL2920

Q
Asked by Lord Patten
Asked on: 22 October 2015
Home Office
Refugees: Iraq
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the welfare of Iraqi Christians fleeing that country; and how many have been granted refugee status in the United Kingdom in each year since 2010.
A
Answered by: Lord Bates
Answered on: 29 October 2015

Our country information and guidance recognises that, in general, religious minorities including Christians, are particularly vulnerable and are likely to be at risk of persecution in parts of Iraq. Each claim is considered on its individual merits, taking into account up to date country information.

In the 5 years since 2010, we have granted refugee status to 20 Iraqi’s with a claimed Christian religion however we are unable to confirm that the reason for the grant of status was on the basis of their Christianity.


Religion

Granted in Year

Grand Total

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Christian

5

4

2

2

6

19

Christian - Coptic/Orthodox


1




1

Grand Total

5

5

2

2

6

20

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