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24 Mar 2003 description

Transcript of the UN humanitarian briefing in Amman, Jordan

24 Mar 2003 description
report Médecins du Monde

Médicos del Mundo se hace cargo de la gestión sanitaria del campo de refugiados de Abou Kamal

24 Mar 2003 description

Catholic Relief Services is providing food, medicine and support to the people of Iraq. The agency's Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Christine Tucker stated that today more than ever CRS is providing this aid with a "heavy heart".

24 Mar 2003 description
report IRIN

AMMAN, 24 March (IRIN) - The government of Japan has announced that it will extend humanitarian aid to Jordan and Syria in anticipation of a possible fallout from the conflict in neighbouring Iraq.

24 Mar 2003 description

UNHCR continued to prepare camp sites, transport relief supplies to the region and monitor possible border crossing points throughout the Iraq region over the weekend. No large-scale influx of refugees has been seen so far into any of the neighbouring countries, and border areas are reportedly calm. UNHCR has some 200 staff in the region and emergency teams are on standby for deployment from around the world.

24 Mar 2003 description


KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 Mar 2003 description

By Peter Ford, Staff writer of csmonitor.com

RUWEISHED, JORDAN - "As of this morning, zero."

That is the refugee flow into Jordan from Iraq, according to United Nations refugee official Douglas Osmond.

Humanitarian workers bracing for a flood of Iraqis fleeing the war to this desert tent camp 30 miles from the border are so far pleasantly surprised.

23 Mar 2003 description

Transcript of the UN humanitarian briefing in Amman, Jordan

23 Mar 2003 description
report UN Children's Fund

Statement made by Geoffrey Keele

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.

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.

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.
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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.

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.