A UN shelter technician has examined the camp and its infrastructure from a technical stand point confirming that there are, for example, enough water faucets.
That is in a camp that has no running water and the residents after arriving there should get the water through supplieres. It also has no drinking water.
But the number of water faucets has nothing to do with humanitarian standards. The residents are told in advance by Iraqi government that they will have no "freedom of movement" - a necessity for a camp of refugees to meet international humanitarian standards. Moreover, the residents have no right to visit journalists, lawyers, family members...
Nevertheless residents are keeping their word and 400 are moving today. It is now up to UN, United States and EU to press the government of Iraq to recognize the humanitarian rights of the residents to be protected and secure.
The presence of police stations inside the camp makes many residents hesitate moving as they know any Iraqi presence inside the camp can be dangerous and the cause of friction, clashes and possible future massacre of more residents.
However, the residents are demanding that unless Iraqi police will leave the camp and recognize their right to privacy, after the 400, no one else would move to Camp Liberty.
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