Is Baghdad a Safe Place to Return To?

Whilst looking around the Amnesty International UK website I noticed that our government is forcibly removing people from the UK to Baghdad and other parts of Iraq. Iraqi national forcibly returned include individuals from Ninewa (Mosul), Kirkuk, Diyala, Salah al-Din and Baghdad, areas considered particularly dangerous  and, therefore, “unsafe” by UNHCR (UN High Commission for Refugees). If they are unsafe then why return them now? Why not wait till they are more stable and safe to return to?

If you agree with the UNHCR’s assessment (see then you can send an email to Damian Green, Immigration Minister at


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