Bishop of Coventry asks question about conditions in Camp Liberty

13.10 Bishop of CoventryOn 30th November 2015, the Lord Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, received a written answer to his question about the humanitarian conditions inside Camp Liberty in Iraq.

Lord Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian conditions inside Camp Liberty.

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) monitors Camp Liberty and has judged humanitarian standards inside the Camp to be well in excess of basic humanitarian standards. Trucks containing food, medicine and diesel fuel continue to routinely enter the camp.

We continue to engage with the Government of Iraq on the welfare of the residents of Camp Liberty. Our Embassy in Baghdad regularly raises this issue with the Government of Iraq. We support UN calls for more to be done to protect residents, but remain of the view that the Government of Iraq is responsible for security at the camp.