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(At least 39,000 Iraqi Kurds have fled into Iran, says UNHCR) (400)
By Wendy Lubetkin
1. HUMANITARIAN SITUATION
By GEORGE GEDDA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 2,000 Iraqi refugees are due to be on U.S. soil in the Pacific by Thursday even as the United States struggles to resettle thousands of other Iraqi dissidents stranded at refugee camps since the Persian Gulf War.
Under the new program, U.S.-sponsored charter flights are expected to evacuate 2,075 Iraqis to Guam from their temporary refuge in southeastern Turkey.
About half that number had worked on U.S.
UNITED NATIONS As the United States and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's government continue their confrontation over northern Iraq, concern is growing here that the U.N.-sponsored food-for-oil deal, designed to relieve suffering by the Iraqi masses, may become a permanent casualty of the dispute.
The U.S. Committe for Refugees today called upon the U.S. government to extend it offer of protection to Iraqi Kurds who worked for American nongovernmental organizations providing humanitarian assistance in the "safe area" of northern Iraq.
Fighting in Northern Iraq has displaced hundreds of thousands of Kurds -- many of them toward Iran -- in a mountainous region where harsh winters come very early. The situation is fluid, and there is hope that the displaced will be able to return to their homes shortly, when the factional struggle in Iraq settles down and fighting ceases.
DOHUK, Iraq -- As local employees of U.S.
AKRON, Pa. -- The recent escalation of violence in Iraq will only further deepen Iraqi people's suffering, say Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) workers.
This report includes: A) Liberia B) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania C) Iraq D) Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
1. UN SECRETARIAT NEWS
TITLE=KURDS / U-S (L)
DATELINE=VAKHO, NORTHERN IRAQ
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The Kurds in northern Iraq are no fans of President Saddam Hussein, but they applaud his decision to end trade and travel restrictions that limited their movements for the past five years.
FROM MICHAEL THEODOULOU IN NICOSIA
WASHINGTON -- With the allied relief effort in northern Iraq in disarray, the Clinton administration is looking for ways to end its direct role in providing food, shelter and other aid to the Kurds, leaving it instead to relief groups and international organizations like the United Nations, administration officials said Wednesday.
The officials insisted that the United States would not abandon its commitment to aid Kurdish civilians in the future. And they vowed that U.S.
The U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR)
today called upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to continue its tradition
of hospitality and to keep its borders open to Kurdish refugees from Iraq.
In addition, USCR calls on the international community to recognize
the tremendous burden that a large-scale influx would place on Iran, and
to assist Iran in coping
with the costs.
ICRC News 96/36
ICRC NEWS 36
BY MICHAEL THEODOULOU IN NICOSIA AND OUR FOREIGN STAFF
THOUSANDS of Kurds fled towards Iran yesterday as Iraq gloated that the victory of its Kurdish militia allies in the city of Sulaimaniya had restored Baghdad's power over the north and humiliated the United States.
Tehran implored the world to help it to cope with the exodus, saying that nearly 200,000 refugees were threatening to swamp its border. The United Nations said it expected 75,000 refugees to converge on the inhospitable mountainous frontier.