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Cablegate: Tfiz01: Usaid/Prm Dart Situation Report 1 April 2003

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 KUWAIT 001251

SIPDIS

STATE ALSO PASS USAID/W
STATE PLEASE REPEAT TO IO COLLECTIVE
STATE FOR PRM/ANE, EUR/SE, NEA/NGA, IO AND SA/PAB
NSC FOR EABRAMS, SMCCORMICK, STAHIR-KHELI, JDWORKEN
USAID FOR USAID/A, DCHA/AA, DCHA/RMT, DCHA/FFP
USAID FOR DCHA/OTI, DCHA/DG, ANE/AA
USAID FOR DCHA/OFDA:WGARVELINK, BMCCONNELL, KFARNSWORTH USAID FOR ANE
ROME FOR FODAG
GENEVA FOR RMA AND NKYLOH
DOHA FOR MSHIRLEY
ANKARA FOR AMB WRPEARSON, ECON AJSIROTIC AND DART
AMMAN FOR USAID AND DART

C O R R E C T E D COPY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID PREF IZ WFP
SUBJECT: TFIZ01: USAID/PRM DART SITUATION REPORT 1 APRIL 2003

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SUMMARY
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1. UNHCR has heard anecdotal reports of two to three thousand Iraqis

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POPULATION DISPLACEMENTS
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2. A spokesman from the Humanitarian Operations Center (HOC) reporte

3. In a meeting with the DART on March 29, the Head of the United Na

4. UNHCR has heard anecdotal reports of two to three thousand Iraqis

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SECURITY - SOUTHERN IRAQ
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5. On 31 March, Coalition forces deemed the coastal land route to Um

6. On 1 April, UNSECOORD conducted a security assessment of Umm Qasr

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COALITION ASSESSMENT OF AN NASIRIYAH
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7. A 29 March rapid assessment conducted by Coalition forces reporte

8. Iraqi forces have reportedly intimidated the local population wit

9. According to local sources, the police have fled An Nasiriyah, al

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WATER
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10. On 30 March, a UNICEF-sponsored convoy of 14 water tankers cross

11. The water will be distributed by staff members at the hospitals

12. A ceremony was scheduled for 31 March to open the water pipeline

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HEALTH
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13. On 31 March, UNICEF reported that there are no confirmed cases o

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FOOD
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14. There is no mill at the port of Umm Qasr. The closest mills are

15. The cargo of the Sir Galahad has been fully off-loaded in Umm Qa
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NON-FOOD ITEMS
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16. By 31 March, UNHCR plans to have enough non-food items stocked i
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PROTECTION
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17. On 29 March, the DART met with representatives from the Internat

18. UNOCHI will have five regional officers, each with a regional co

19. The DART members urged IOM to address protection concerns and wa

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BORDERS
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20. During the HOC briefing on 29 March, an update on the status of

21. Between Turkey and Iraq, the Habur border crossing point (BCP) i

22. Between Kuwait and Iraq, the borders of Abdaly and Umm Qasr rema

23. Between Jordan and Iraq, the Trebil BCP is open to humanitarian
obtained from the MoI in Amman is required to access refugee camps

24. All borders between Iran and Iraq remain closed. The borders be

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