August 19, 2007
 
 
 
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah
Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Amman,
 
Your Majesty,
 
As playing the leading role in the advancement of Jordanian society, especially in women and childrenís issues and as a caring mother, I would like  bring Your Majesty's attention to 99 children and 38 mothers stranded between Jordan-Iraq border for over 2 years and 7 months.
 
A total of 29 Iranian Kurdish families fled Al-Tash camp in Ramadi, Iraq and arrived at the border on January 11th, 2005 so they can be reunited with their families in the third country via UNHCR.
 
I have visited these families on August 7th; accompanied by two Amman based foreign correspondents.  The families are living in very poor condition, without food or clean water, begging truck drivers for water in this hot weather.
 
The majority of these refugees have immediate families in Sweden. We have already approached the Swedish government & itís Migration Board, to consider interviewing these families upon entering Jordan, if UNHCR made a request.
 
We are seeking Your Majesty's assistance to grant these children and their parentís permission to enter Jordan on three month transit, so they can be interview by UNHCR for reunification with their families in Europe.
 
Your Majesty, I would like to express our sincere appreciation for all your humanitarian assistance to refugee children and would be grateful for an audience to discuss this humanitarian matter.
 
 
With Respect & Sincere gratitude,
 
 
 
Bahman Maalizadeh
President & Founder

 

 

 

 

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