UNHCR Chief Guterres strongly condemns second deadly attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq

Press Releases, 15 June 2013

15 June 2013 The High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres strongly condemns today's rocket attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq that reportedly killed two people and wounded dozens.

This is the second deadly attack on Camp Liberty this year. The first, on 9 February, claimed the lives of eight people and left scores injured.

"This is another unacceptable and horrific act of violence," Mr. Guterres said. He also expresses his deep condolences to the families of the victims and his sympathy and concern for the injured.

"I call on the Iraqi Government to take immediate measures to ensure the safety and security of the residents and to prevent any further such attacks," he said.

The High Commissioner also calls on all countries to help find urgent solutions for the Camp Liberty residents.