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23 Mar 2003 description

SYRIA - IOM Repatriates Moroccans Fleeing Iraq - A group of 28 Moroccans fleeing Iraq left Damascus for Casablanca this morning with IOM aboard a Syrian Airways flight.

23 Mar 2003 description
report Caritas

The Caritas network is working in Iraq and in neighbouring countries to provide needed first aid to wounded civilians and refugees.

23 Mar 2003 description

Transcript of the UN humanitarian briefing in Amman, Jordan

22 Mar 2003 description

Transcript of the UN humanitarian briefing in Amman, Jordan

22 Mar 2003 description


This Ops Update is intended for reporting on emergency appeals.
The Federation’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

Appeal No. 8/03

Launched on 20 March 2003 for CHF 111,039,000 (USD 79,776,929 or EUR 75,481,631) for 9 months for 305,000 beneficiaries.

22 Mar 2003 description

Abu Kamal, Syria (dpa) - Syrian workers on Saturday were installing tents for Iraqi refugees fleeing the U.S.-led war on their country.

However, after three days of U.S. bombing, Iraqis still had not arrived.

"We are setting up 1,000 tents for now, each taking up to eight people and we will increase the number as needed when the refugees start arriving'', said Khalid al-Dakhil, a Syrian engineer.

22 Mar 2003 description

TEHRAN/DAMASCUS, (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday there was no sign of any major Iraqi refugee movements from the U.S.-led war against Baghdad and that it would keep its border closed unless people were in danger.

21 Mar 2003 description

Middle East Emergency Preparedness MEEP-21

21 Mar 2003 description
report Oxfam

The start of military attacks on Iraq on 20 March has meant that, although Oxfam believes the war is unjustified and has been working hard to prevent it, we must now refocus our efforts.

21 Mar 2003 description
report Oxfam

Intermón Oxfam considera que la flota enviada por el Gobierno español no puede ser considerada para una finalidad humanitaria

21 Mar 2003 description
report IRIN

AMMAN, 21 March (IRIN) - The UN has hailed the decision of the Syrian government on Thursday to open its borders and offer unlimited support to Iraqi refugees fleeing hostilities in their country, something it had previously refused to do.

21 Mar 2003 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Syrian border has re-opened after intervention by UNHCR.
  • IDP flows in the north continue.
HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN IRAQ

ASSISTANCE

Ten UNICEF emergency electrical engineering teams are responding to emergency water and sanitation needs in Baghdad.

21 Mar 2003 description

Transcript of the UN humanitarian briefing in Amman, Jordan

20 Mar 2003 description

Hamburg (dpa) - International aid organizations in Germany made an urgent appeal Thursday for donations to help cope with an expected flood of refugees and victims of war in Iraq.

20 Mar 2003 description

Tokyo (dpa) - Japan is giving around 5 million dollars to international aid organizations to cope with the war in Iraq, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi said Thursday.

She said the donation to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) may be increased if necessary.

Japan is also to send a medical team to Syria, where large numbers of refugees are expected to arrive as the war continues. dpa ln ao

AP-NY-03-20-03 0729EST

20 Mar 2003 description
report Medair

Medair has been present in the Middle East since November 2002, with the objective of preparing for the present crisis. Medair is currently active in Syria with a team of experienced expatriate personnel. They are planning to work in collaboration with the United Nations and the Syrian government to assist Iraqi refugees. This aid will be focussed on the most critical needs identified, and is expected to include distribution of cooking sets, blankets, and food supplies; management of camps and provision of medical assistance.