Press Release

UNHCR statement

28 September 2022

Erbil, Iraq, 28 September 2022

UNHCR is gravely concerned about today’s attack, which impacted the Iranian refugee settlements in Koya, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The attack is reported to have resulted in a number of civilian casualties and injuries, including Iranian refugees – among them are women and children.

UNHCR extends our deepest condolences to all those affected.

The attack had reportedly impacted a primary school where refugee students were present.

UNHCR is in close dialogue with the authorities concerning the immediate needs of the most affected.


Firas Al-Khateeb

Firas Al-Khateeb

Public Information Officer

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