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Middle East: Refugees

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL1804, tabled on 10 October 2017

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.

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.