U.S. Embassy: 670 Iraqis Approved for Permanent Resettlement in U.S.

The U.S. embassy has continued to process Iraqi refugees living in Lebanon for settlement in the United States, the mission announced on Tuesday.
“Some 670 Iraqis were approved for permanent resettlement in the U.S. following the latest round of interviews. Most are expected to depart in August and September,” the embassy said in a statement.

The refugees will be assisted in the U.S. by non-governmental organizations to start new lives there.

“The U.S. government is committed to resettling 12,000 of the most vulnerable Iraqi refugees by September 30. The United States has accepted 7,789 Iraqi refugees for resettlement since 2007,” the embassy said.

The statement added that since 2003, the U.S. government has been the largest contributor to programs assisting displaced Iraqis, funding programs for food, health, education, water, sanitation and emergency shelter.

Beirut, 13 Aug 08, 07:55

US Embassy: 670 Iraqis Approved for Permanent Resettlement in US
Naharnet – Beirut,Lebanon