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The Humanitarian Crisis In The Kurdistan Region

EDM number 324 in 2014-15, proposed by Mike Gapes on 09/09/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Asylum, Ethnic groups, Human rights, International politics and government, Middle East and Military operations.

That this House recognises the enormous humanitarian crisis affecting the Kurdistan region of Iraq whose population of five million people has been joined by about 1.4 million refugees from Syria and internally displaced people who fled Islamic State (IS) jihadists, most of them arriving in August 2014 with nothing but the clothes on their back; further recognises that many public spaces have been occupied by these people who sometimes outnumber locals; urges non-governmental organisations and governments to continue and increase efforts to help the Kurds cope with this financially and through the transfer of expertise; believes that the military defeat of the Islamic State will create the best conditions for the eventual return to their homes of these refugees; suggests that the Government urges the UN and regional powers to accept the necessity of military action to defeat IS; further believes that equipping the Kurds with heavy weapons and traiing in addition to the UK and others taking part in US airstrikes can help sustain such necessary military action; deeply regrets that, even when the Kurdistan Regional Government is in the frontline against extremism, the federal government of Iraq has continued to withhold their budget entitlements, unconstitutionally block Kurdish energy exports, and refuse to equally pay, equip and train the Peshmerga; and further urges the federal government in Baghdad to swiftly agree a lasting settlement on these issues and also allow the KRG control over its airspace as part of a new confederal arrangement within the current borders of Iraq.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

Mike Gapes09/09/2014Ilford SouthLabourProposed
David Anderson09/09/2014BlaydonLabourSeconded
Fabian Hamilton09/09/2014Leeds North EastLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley10/09/2014Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon10/09/2014StrangfordDUPSeconded
Alan Meale10/09/2014MansfieldLabourSeconded
Mary Glindon10/09/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson10/09/2014Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Andrew George11/09/2014St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock12/09/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Virendra Sharma12/09/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Martin Caton12/09/2014GowerLabourSigned
Chris Ruane13/10/2014Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell13/10/2014Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Greg Mulholland13/10/2014Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby21/10/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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