08 April 2020 – Government indicates intention to repatriate Iraqis stranded in European countries

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs, Immigration
Intervention Categories: International travel measures; Repatriation of nationals
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Abdullah Laibi

Overview: The Minister of Transport, Abdullah Laibi, has directed an official letter to the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, addressing European countries to evacuate Iraqis stranded in the European countries. Text messages were also sent to Iraqi counterparts in countries such as Britain, Germany and Spain, to give Iraq approval to carry out emergency trips for noble purposes and not commercial ones represented in the evacuation of Iraqis stranded in those countries and their return to the homeland.
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Type of Justification: No justification given