Cablegate: Tfiz01: Jordan Humanitarian Update
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UNCLAS AMMAN 001664
DEPT FOR NEA AND PRM; PLEASE PASS TO USAID
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREF PREL EAID IZ JO
SUBJECT: TFIZ01: JORDAN HUMANITARIAN UPDATE
REF: AMMAN 1622
1. According to UNHCR Emergency Coordinator Carlos
Maldonado, UNHCR today began erecting tents at the refugee
camp at Ruweished (also identified on USG maps as Ruwayshid
or H-4). Poor weather conditions (rain & sandstorms) are
hindering UNHCR's efforts, but Maldonado reports that the
camp is ready to receive limited population flows. All
necessary water/sanitation infrastructure is now in place.
UNHCR will be ready to receive its anticipated initial influx
of 5,000 refugees within the next 72 hours.
2. UNHCR has a team of monitors at the Jordan-Iraq border.
The monitors report that no Iraqi refugees have approached
the border, but that two carloads of Sudanese nationals
entered Jordan today. The Sudanese nationals reportedly had
arranged their evacuation from Iraq with the Sudanese embassy
in Jordan, and were given authorization by the GOJ to pass
directly to Amman. No other TCN movements were reported.