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BASRA, 16 May (IRIN) - "They sent us away, the people there. They said to us we had to go to our homes in Iran. We would have been killed," said Saleheh Batah, an Iranian woman who has been living in Iraq with her family for years.
GENEVA / NEW YORK, 16 May 2003 -- UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy will visit Iraq this weekend to draw attention to the difficult situation of children. Her three-day stay will encompass activities in Baghdad and the north of the country.
World Vision, in partnership with the Middle East Council of Churches, has fed almost 300 Iraqi families in Syria since March.
Please note: Updates now issue on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The port of Umm Qasr was handed over
to local administration by UK forces yesterday - the first town to be returned
to Iraqi control.
UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kenzo Oshima, travels to Baghdad today and to Basra on 17 May. UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy, will travel to Iraq on 17-18 May. UNICEF has called for urgent action on nutritional status of Iraqi children.
UNITED NATIONS, May 16 (KUNA) -- The United States and Britain on Thursday amended their draft resolution aimed to beef up the role to the United Nations in building a new government in Iraq.
The amended version, the original of which the United States submitted to the United Nations last week, said the UN would work "intensively" with the U. S.-led coalition forces to meet the demands of the Iraqi people.
The draft maintains the power of the U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq, defined as the "occupying powers" and referred to in the resolution as the authority.
Extract from War Child Newsletter - May 2003
"We just want to know the truth and bring to justice those who caused us such suffering."
Kris Janowski - Media Relations
By Edward Miller
Professor Paul Rogers
The stated reason for the war against Iraq was the refusal of the Saddam Hussein regime to comply with UN resolutions relating to the disarmament of its chemical, biological and nuclear weapons programmes and its production of ballistic missiles.
This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Iran, (3) Afghanistan, (4) Palestinian Territories
B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Uganda, (5) Kenya, (6) Sudan, (7) Eritrea, (8) Ethiopia, (9) Somalia
C) West Africa: (1) Côte d'Ivoire, (2) Guinea-Bissau
D) Southern Africa: (1) Namibia, (2) Angola, (3) Zambia, (4) Malawi, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Mozambique, (7) Swaziland, (8) Lesotho, (9) Madagascar
E) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Indonesia
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Current Situation (Updated Daily)
United States General Accounting Office
Washington, DC 20548
The Honorable Richard G. Lugar
The Honorable Joseph R. Biden
Ranking Minority Member
Committee on Foreign Relations
United States Senate
The Honorable Henry J. Hyde
The Honorable Tom Lantos
Ranking Minority Member
Committee on International Relations
By Andrew Marshall
UMM QASR, Iraq (Reuters) - British troops formally handed over control on Thursday of the first Iraqi town to a civilian authority since a U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein's government.
Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Jones, commander of 23 Pioneer Regiment and former military governor of Umm Qasr was at the formal ceremony to hand over rule to a council of 12 Iraqis, who will govern the town next to Iraq's only deep water port.
Mr. Kenzo Oshima, the Emergency Relief Coordinator for the UN system, will be in Iraq from 16 - 18 May, 2003, visiting Baghdad, Basra and the Lower South region of the country.
The Monitor finds high levels of radiation left by US armor-piercing shells.
By Scott Peterson | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
BAGHDAD -- At a roadside produce stand on the outskirts of Baghdad, business is brisk for Latifa Khalaf Hamid. Iraqi drivers pull up and snap up fresh bunches of parsley, mint leaves, dill, and onion stalks.
But Ms. Hamid's stand is just four paces away from a burnt-out Iraqi tank, destroyed by - and contaminated with - controversial American depleted-uranium (DU) bullets.
Improvements in security and the establishment of a salary payment system to public servants are key issues of concern.
Federation News 10/03