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VZCZCXYZ0004
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHAM #0413 0410553
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 100553Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY AMMAN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1739
INFO RUEHGB/AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD 5777
RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA 0584
RUEHEG/AMEMBASSY CAIRO 3514
RUEHDM/AMEMBASSY DAMASCUS 3789
RUEHKU/AMEMBASSY KUWAIT 0853
RUEHRH/AMEMBASSY RIYADH 1888

UNCLAS AMMAN 000413

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR M, DGHR AND S/I; ALSO FOR PRM FO, AMBASSADOR FOLEY,
NEA FO, NEA/I, AND NEA/ELA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREF AMGT AFSN IZ JO
SUBJ: Amman distributes payments of temporary transition
allowance stipend to former Embassy Baghdad staff

Ref: STATE 13612

1. Per reftel, on January 29 Department approved a public interest
determination authorizing a temporary transition allowance to former
Embassy Baghdad local staff awaiting refugee processing in Jordan.
The first of those payments was disbursed by Embassy Amman on
February 7.

2. In coordination with Embassy Baghdad, PRM, and the International
Organization for Migration, Embassy Amman's Iraq Support Unit
located and contacted Baghdad staff in Amman undergoing refugee
processing once Embassy Baghdad determined who was eligible for the
$840 stipend. Less than twenty four hours after the first phone
call was made, the first payment was disbursed by Amman's Management
Section and distributed by the Iraq Support Unit on February 7.
Post expects to complete the distribution on February 10.

3. Subsequent payments will be disbursed by Embassy Amman at the end
of each month. The next payment will be March 31 to those former
Baghdad LES determined eligible for the stipend by Embassy Baghdad.

HALE

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