This Project was successfully completed. All Camp Liberty residents were evacuated. We thank all those who stood by us to finish this project successfully. 

 

 

Resettlement
By supporting our project to resettle the Camp Liberty residents, you join us in our efforts to take them out of the “Concentration Camp” and resettle them in safe countries.

Background

International Liberty Association has been engaged in helping to resettle the Iranian refugees stranded in a “Concentration Camp” in Iraq which is called Camp Liberty.
For more information on Camp Liberty residents please click here.

These efforts have borne fruit and so far over 1100 of these refugees have been relocated to the European Countries.

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on 14 December 2015, published an updated statement on the situation of the residents of Camp Liberty.
According to the statement; “By the end of 2015, more than 1,100 residents will have been relocated to a situation of safety in third countries”.
The statement adds;” Central to the recent success is the residents’ commitment to meeting the bulk of costs associated with relocations to Albania. This commitment to meet travel costs and living expenses is crucial to the ongoing implementation of solutions for the group.”

Speaking from the heart

Many supporters who helped us in these relocations, have spoken with some of the camp residents who have been transferred. They have summed up their feelings;
David S

“It was a deeply moving and also, inevitably, a very disturbing experience. In some ways, we knew what to expect but of course it’s quite different – and overwhelming – to sit face to face and communicate directly with people who have had such terrible experiences.

David S

“It was a deeply moving and also, inevitably, a very disturbing experience. In some ways, we knew what to expect but of course it’s quite different – and overwhelming – to sit face to face and communicate directly with people who have had such terrible experiences. I was deeply impressed by the fervour of the Ashrafis and how much they have given up for the cause of a free Iran.”

Cynthia

“I was overwhelmed by them all, their dedication and the suffering they had endured. Their response to us was so warm and kind.”

Cynthia

“I was overwhelmed by them all, their dedication and the suffering they had endured. Their response to us was so warm and kind. My only suggestion for any further visits is that more ladies be encouraged to speak. The ones I spoke to were inspiring and many had had to sacrifice everything.”

David M

“On arrival from our hotel in the late afternoon we were greeted by a crowd of Iranian men and women who greeted us in their characteristic way with loud shouts in unison of ‘thank you, thank you’ for several minutes, an unforgettable experience.”

David M

“On arrival from our hotel in the late afternoon we were greeted by a crowd of Iranian men and women who greeted us in their characteristic way with loud shouts in unison of ‘thank you, thank you’ for several minutes, an unforgettable experience. We returned the shouted welcome; thanking in our turn the refugees for their welcome as they marched between our double rows. We felt this was only appropriate in response to the deeply expressed welcome we had received.”

Liz

“My most poignant memory out of so many was meeting one of the 36 hostages abducted in the July 2009 attack on Ashraf.”

Liz

“My most poignant memory out of so many was meeting one of the 36 hostages abducted in the July 2009 attack on Ashraf. To hear firsthand about those 72 days and to respond with stories from my visits to the hunger strike camp in Grosvenor Square, where I felt myself transform from supporter, to friend, to family, was very special indeed. Never did I imagine then, in early September, that the 1st September abductions would require an even longer endurance. My thoughts are with them all.”

Mavis

“Never have I been as inspired as I was by the warmth of our reception and the personal stories told by men and women relating to their courageous resistance to the Ayatollah’s regime in Iran. “

Mavis

“Never have I been as inspired as I was by the warmth of our reception and the personal stories told by men and women relating to their courageous resistance to the Ayatollah’s regime in Iran. Indeed, despite enormous personal loss of friends and family and suffering physically from torture or bombing, beginning thirty five years ago, their countenances remain noble and very humane. As former students, teachers, professors or engineers, they retain remarkable aptitude to be productive and well organised in their home. … This was certainly a profound, inspirational visit, to see how 200 men and women have kept their ideals. Begun when young and courageous, they have persisted in their aim for a democratic Iran for over 30 years. Many have suffered in Iranian prisons for wanting freedom, democracy and human rights….”

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Residents as seen by late Lord Robin Corbett

Lord Corbett
“You are the bravest of the brave, using your strong voices to let those millions in Iran who cry freedom know that you stand with them and they do not stand alone. Despite the murderous attacks upon you by armed thugs in Iraqi and Iranian uniforms, … . You stand tall and defiant, signalling to those inside Iran that freedom cannot forever be denied, only delayed.”
Excerpts from Lord Robin Corbett’s speech to Camp Liberty Residents: “Freedom cannot forever be denied, only delayed”

There are still nearly 2000 refugees living in this camp. After the recent attack on them on 29 October 2015 which resulted in 24 deaths and many more wounded and extensive damage to the camp, the residents have kept their spirits high and are trying to rebuild the camp while the logistical siege imposed upon them by the Iraqi government still prevents them from having the requirements essential to do it.

The following pictures speak for themselves.

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