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Q&A on Asylum and Resettlement for IDPs in Iraq

I am an IDP – can the UN / UNHCR help to resettle me to another country?

UNHCR’s role is to support governments to find durable solutions for asylum seekers who have been recognized as refugees outside of their own county. UNHCR has no role in the resettlement of Iraqi nationals to other countries and it is not in a position to offer assistance to obtain visas, arrange and cover the costs of flight tickets. If you would like to leave Iraq and travel to a country for which you require a visa, please approach the relevant embassy or consulate in Iraq to seek further information and apply for necessary documentation.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Original Publication Date: 
28 Dec 2014
Document type: 
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)