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09 Apr 2003 description

Catholic Relief Services, one of the top five agencies working in Iraq, is providing food, medicine and support to its people through our partner, Caritas 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".

09 Apr 2003 description

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.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Allocated: CHF 75,000 in the pre positioning phase

Beneficiaries: 305,000

Period covered: 27 March to 4 April 2003 ; Last Update: 28 March 2003;

Next Update 04 expected 12 April 2003

IN BRIEF

Appeal coverage: 10.5%
Related Annual Appeals: 01.54/2002; 01.55/2002;01.88/2003; 01.93/2003

09 Apr 2003 description

Transcript of UN Briefing in Amman
Nejib Friji, UN Spokesman

Secretary General Kofi Annan cancelled his visit to four European countries, as announced yesterday. He will be traveling to Athens, Greece, to attend the European Summit there.

The Secretary General is going to meet with the Ambassadors of Egypt, Algeria and China later today.

The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, deplored the heavy toll paid by the press in Iraq and reminded the belligerents of their obligation to treat journalists as civilians.

09 Apr 2003 description
report Caritas


Iraq
Submitted by: Hanno Schaefer

General Situation/Overview

Baghdad/Center of Iraq:

According to WHO, hospitals and hospital staff in Baghdad are being overwhelmed by the number of casualties being brought in for treatment. The medical staff is working round the clock to provide emergency treatment. There are reports that some hospitals are beginning to run short of crucial surgical and medical supplies, such as antibiotics and anaesthetics.

09 Apr 2003 description


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Background

Humanitarian conditions have deteriorated in Iraq since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait and the subsequent Government of Iraq (GOI) manipulation of international sanctions. In 1996, the GOI accepted the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program (OFF), after which humanitarian conditions improved.

Between 1991 and 1996, the U.S. Government provided nearly $794 million in humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Iraq.

08 Apr 2003 description

Transcript of the UN humanitarian briefing in Amman, Jordan

08 Apr 2003 description

JORDAN - Last night storm winds hit the Karama border between Jordan and Iraq, destroying several tents in the Ruweished transit camp for third country nationals (TCNs) fleeing Iraq.

08 Apr 2003 description
report IRIN

SILOPI, 8 April (IRIN) - While over 1,600 third-country nationals (TCNs) have fled to the neighbouring countries of Jordan, Syria and Iran following the start of hostilities 20 days earlier, no TCNs have crossed into Turkey, which shares 331 km of border with Iraq, IRIN learnt on Tuesday.

08 Apr 2003 description

Kris Janowski - Media Relations

08 Apr 2003 description

Damascus, Syria, April 8, 2003 - A truckload of relief items sent to Mosul in Iraq by the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) yesterday has arrived safely.

08 Apr 2003 description


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Background

Humanitarian conditions have deteriorated in Iraq since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait and the subsequent Government of Iraq (GOI) manipulation of international sanctions. In 1996, the GOI accepted the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program (OFF), after which humanitarian conditions improved.

Between 1991 and 1996, the U.S. Government provided nearly $794 million in humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Iraq.

07 Apr 2003 description


1. HIGHLIGHTS
In Baghdad, the water supply situation is critical, as a result of reduced water pressure in the network. Most hospitals and water installations are powered by back-up generators.

DART and coalition forces report that 200 residents looted the Umm Qasr port area on 2 April. Efforts are underway to enable water system workers to access the water treatment plants.

07 Apr 2003 description

A camp established by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) to accommodate people fleeing Iraq was evacuated on Sunday afternoon because of the threat to security caused by continued fighting on the other side of the border with Iraq.

07 Apr 2003 description

JORDAN - Last night 13 of 33 Palestinians staying in the Ruweished transit camp for third country nationals were given permission by the Jordanian authorities to travel to Amman with IOM to stay with family members.

07 Apr 2003 description
report Caritas

Iraq

07 Apr 2003 description

Transcript of the UN humanitarian briefing in Amman, Jordan

07 Apr 2003 description


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Background

Humanitarian conditions have deteriorated in Iraq since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait and the subsequent Government of Iraq (GOI) manipulation of international sanctions. In 1996, the GOI accepted the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program (OFF), after which humanitarian conditions improved.

Between 1991 and 1996, the U.S. Government provided nearly $794 million in humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Iraq.

06 Apr 2003 description


1. HIGHLIGHTS
A UN assessment of Umm Qasr was conducted 4 April. The situation is stable. The food situation is normal but there are water and vaccine shortages, a situation which pre-dates the war. The hospital in Umm Qasr is receiving 200-300 patients per week but it has a three-month supply of most essential drugs. According to the DART which revisited Umm Qasr, there is a greater circulation of people on the streets, around 75% of the town is now supplied with electricity and water distribution has improved. A second UN assessment is underway today.