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October 10, 1993 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A clandestine food pipeline operated by U.N. troops and a black-market businessman appears to have been at least partly responsible for setting Muslims against each other in the isolated corner of Bosnia-Herzegovina known as the Bihac pocket. The operation by some of the 700 French troops assigned to the Bihac region was intended to pressure Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic into capitulating to the ethnic division of his country by aiding a political rival, according to some U.N.
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October 10, 1993 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A clandestine food pipeline operated by U.N. troops and a black-market businessman appears to have been at least partly responsible for setting Muslims against each other in the isolated corner of Bosnia-Herzegovina known as the Bihac pocket. The operation by some of the 700 French troops assigned to the Bihac region was intended to pressure Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic into capitulating to the ethnic division of his country by aiding a political rival, according to some U.N.
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NEWS
April 14, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iranian helicopters have begun dumping food supplies inside Iraq to famished Kurdish refugees, Iranian officials revealed Saturday. Although the helicopters are technically violating Iraqi air space, an Iranian provincial official said the move was a humanitarian effort to feed Kurds trapped in long traffic jams on roads leading out of Iraq into Iran.
NEWS
April 14, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iranian helicopters have begun dumping food supplies inside Iraq to famished Kurdish refugees, Iranian officials revealed Saturday. Although the helicopters are technically violating Iraqi air space, an Iranian provincial official said the move was a humanitarian effort to feed Kurds trapped in long traffic jams on roads leading out of Iraq into Iran.
WORLD
June 29, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
An American was appointed to lead the U.N. agency trying to care for 4 million Palestinian refugees in the Middle East, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said. Karen Koning Abu Zayd has been the deputy commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East since 2000.
NEWS
February 17, 1988 | From Reuters
The U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees said Tuesday that it is suspending all operations in Lebanon requiring direct supervision by its international staff because two staff members had recently been kidnaped. The Vienna-based United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees said it is transferring its base of operations to Syria.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 1997
Two letters last Sunday mentioned the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. It was the greatest humanitarian venture in military history. As of June 1947, when it ended its mission, UNRRA was caring for 648,056 displaced persons in Germany and 90,110 in Austria. Yes, UNRRA maintained the camps, but the military had the responsibility for provision of food, clothing and medicine. My unit (384th MP Battalion, Railway Security) was responsible for 52 DP camps in the U.S. Zone of Austria.
WORLD
February 28, 2003 | From Reuters
United Nations relief workers have begun setting up makeshift camps near Jordan's eastern border to accommodate refugees expected to cross over from Iraq if the U.S. leads a war against Baghdad, officials and diplomats said Thursday. Border officials and relief workers said infrastructure was being set up for thousands of tents. Jordanian Prime Minister Ali abu Ragheb said his government had talked with the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees about running the camps.
WORLD
May 20, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The next few weeks are crucial for millions of people in Darfur because foreign aid efforts face collapse, and malnutrition and deaths may increase, the chief United Nations relief official told the Security Council. Jan Egeland, the U.N. emergency relief coordinator, said attacks against aid workers had been relentless. He said that the 7,300-strong African Union force, the only bulwark against atrocities in Darfur, needed help and that some troops had not been paid in two months.
NEWS
June 11, 1991
Faced with a disastrous deficit in contributions of both money and food for United Nations relief operations in the Persian Gulf region, Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar will convene top officials of the flagging rescue effort in Switzerland on Wednesday. Of $64 million in food requests, only $1 million has been pledged, Philippe Boulle of the New York office of the U.N. Disaster Relief Coordinator, reported last weekend. Only $4.
NEWS
December 16, 1985
Athletes, would-be politicians, scientists and aspiring journalists were among 32 students from 21 colleges nationwide--including two Southern Californians--who have been named recipients of Rhodes Scholarships. They will join an international group from 18 countries chosen to study for two or three years at Oxford University, said David Alexander, American secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust.
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