Dear Ms. Shamzin Jihani
The following is the status of 193 Iranian Kurdish refugees stranded between
Jordan-Iraq border since Jan 2005.
There are, 99 children. 37 mothers and 57 men have been leaving in a harsh
condition since Janurary of 2005 in an area called No Man's Land, located
between Jordan & Iraq border for the almost 3 years.
These Iranian Kurds all are from Al-Tash refugee camp in Ramadi, Iraq. Non
are members of MEK. All together are 29 families and 9 single men.
UNHCR policy is to prevent these refugees from entering Jordan for fear of
pull factor, therefore, they do not recognize these Iranian families as
refugee to conduct RSD (Resettlement Status Determination) even thought they
receive UNHCR document while there were in Al-Tash refugee camp.
The only solution UNHCR they have offered is to send them back to Kawa in
northern Iraq. But due to destabilization and lack of security, they fear in
returning back to Iraq. Also 50% are members of Ahle- Hagh faith, a
non-Muslim religious minority. Most of muslims consider them infidels or
On August 14, 2007, the largest suicide killing more than 600 Eizadies
(Yazidies) in northern Iraq shows that non-Muslims in Iraq are not safe.
I would appreciate your assistance in this humanitarian matter, by revealing
their condition and suffering to Human rigths organizations and
International asscociation of Journalist.
We would like International organizations to write King Abdullah II and
Queen Rania about these refugees so they can enter Jordan for UNHCR
Please let me know if you need addional information
Sweden GSM _46-73-771-9465
USA GSM 1-704-408-1646
Jordan GSM + 962-77-638-5002
Key principles contacts
UNHCR in Geneva Vincent Coshtel +41-22-739-8628 or 8133
UNHCR in Geneva Radhoune Nouicer Dir Bureau Middle-east
UNHCR in Geneva Andrew Harper Iraq-Jordan Senior officer
UNHCR in Amman Jordan officer Emran Riza 962-6-550-2030
UNHCR in Amman Iraq senior office Mr. Janvier de Reidmatten
Queen Rania's office Chief of Staff She is very familiar with this issue
Ms. Hale Latouf +962-5-550-4150 office
King Abdullah II office Director of His office
Azad 962-777-989053 or 962-777-975499
attachment are some letters & pictures regarding these refugees. Please
let me know if you need any other information's.
Kurdish refugees (5:30) | PRI's The World
here: Stuck in no-man's land, 194 Iranian Kurdish refugees press to get out
- International Herald Tribune
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