In focus: British government sets out resettlement packages

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Earlier this week, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband sent a statement to the House of Commons laying out the details of the assistance packages which Iraqis resettling in Britain will receive. At a net cost of over 25 million British pounds, Iraqis will be given a choice of three different packages. Critics are taking issue with the stipulation that Iraqis must have been working for the British for over a year to qualify, eliminating many Iraqis who are in danger because of their association with the coalition, even if formerly employed for less than a year. Still, it is worth noting that any of the proposed packages are more extensive than what refugees in the United States are being offered…

Read the report at The Times Online.


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