A Laissez-Passer is a travel document issued by National Governments and sometimes International organizations such as the United Nations, International Red Cross or the European Union. Usually the travel document is issued for one-way travel to the issuing country for humanitarian reasons only. In the 1950s when the Iraqi government allowed its 120,000 Jewish citizens to leave the country on the condition that they would renounce their citizenship a Laissez-Passer was issued to them as they were stripped of their passports.