Archive - Jul 26, 2010

IRAQ UPDATE: 1-15 July 2010


Advocating for People Displaced by Border Bombings

At the request of the leaders of the of the Basteson Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Zharawa, CPTers were present at a meeting between the camp leaders and the mayor of the district.  At the meeting, the leaders requested permission and financial assistance from the government to build houses on the land where the camp is located, which the people in the camp have purchased.  The mayor said there was some financial assistance available and that they should start the process of getting the legal ownership documents ready.  At the camp leaders' request, CPTers were also present at a meeting with the camp leaders and a leader from the Kurdistan Democratic Party.