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Another Iraqi asylum seeker takes his own life

While in Iraq the month of July was the deadliest since May 2008, figures from the Iraqi health, defence and interior ministries show 396 civilians, 89 policemen and 50 soldiers were killed, with another 1,043 people left wounded. In Britain, destitution pushes many Iraqi asylum seekers to the edges, the latest is Osman Rasul Mohammed, 27. Osman died after he fell from the seventh floor of Clifford Court Tower, in Nottingham. He had been in the UK for almost ten years and had been receiving food parcels and 10 a month from the local refugee group.

"At our Charity we are all devastated to hear this tragic news, Osman fled one hell to another, said Jabbar Hasan of Iraqi Association in Hammersmith, west London

"Our asylum and refugee system needs immediate reform to prevent such tragedy." Said Jabbar Refugees are people who have survived the most appalling experiences, fleeing from war, torture or terror. Some have been forced to watch their family members or relatives being murdered. They come to us seeking a safe place, today in Britain, hundreds of these vulnerable people face a life of severe hardship.

"Our Charity serves more than 4000 people every year, they come to us for food, advice, friendship and shelter." said Jabbar.

For more information please contact Jabbar 020 8741 5491 Email: info@iraqiassociation.org

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