DFA raises crisis alert level 3 for Iraq

By on June 15, 2014

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MANILA — In view of the deteriorating security situation in Iraq, the Department of Foreign Affairs has raised the crisis alert level for all areas in Iraq to Alert Level 3 (Voluntary Repatriation) except for the Iraqi Kurdistan region which remains under Alert Level 1 (Precautionary Phase).

Kurdistan remains relatively calm and stable.

Filipinos in Iraq are enjoined to volunteer to return to the Philippines at government expense.

The DFA is sending a rapid response team to Iraq to assist in the voluntary repatriation of Filipinos currently in Iraq.

The DFA continues to closely monitor the political and security developments in Iraq.