April 14, 1991 |
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.
June 29, 2005 |
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.
February 17, 1988 |
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.
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.
February 28, 2003 |
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.