Just one in six of Iraq's refugees is accepted
(Guardian) -Of all the Iraqis seeking asylum in the UK, only about one in six is allowed to remain, according to official figures that have triggered an international row over the government's approach.
The United Nations is becoming increasingly critical of the UK's position on asylum at a time when a growing number of Iraqis are fleeing their country. Tomorrow the government will announce that Iraqi interpreters and other support staff who have worked for British forces for more than 12 months will be offered asylum. The move comes after concerns that their lives would be at risk if they remained in their country.