UN’s Ban Ki-moon condemns Camp Liberty massacrePublished by International Liberty on October 30, 2015
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on attack on Camp Hurriya in Baghdad
New York, 30 October 2015
The Secretary-General condemns the attack yesterday on Camp Hurriya, near the Baghdad International Airport, which left at least 26 residents dead and many more wounded.
The attack reportedly also caused casualties among the Iraqi Security Forces in the vicinity of the Camp.
The Secretary-General calls on the Government of Iraq to promptly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice. There can be no impunity for such attacks. He reminds the Government of Iraq of its responsibility to provide for the safety and security of the Camp’s residents.
The Secretary-General also reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to continue its efforts to facilitate a humanitarian solution for the residents of Camp Hurriya. He calls on the Government of Iraq and international stakeholders to work closely with his Special Advisor on the Relocation of Camp Hurriya Residents Outside of Iraq to accelerate the relocation process as the only safe and durable solution for the residents.