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Stranded Iraqis finally head home

posted on 04/06/2003: 807 views



Some 57 of the 300 Iraqis who were stranded in the UAE since the start of the war are finally on their way home. The UAE Red Crescent, in coordination with the Human Rights Department of the Dubai Police, helped by providing them with free air tickets to Jordan where from there they will travel to their own country. Some of the Iraqis were stranded in Dubai for more than a month after their ferry service was unable to sail to Umm Qasr, while others have been stranded in the UAE since the outbreak of the war. The British-American forces denied them permission to dock, claiming the port was being dredged.



The port is considered the only sea entry to the country, and the only alternative for them is a road route via Jordan - a much longer and more dangerous trip. The first batch left the UAE yesterday on Qatar Airways, and another will be leaving soon. According to Dr Mohammed Al Mur, Director of the Human Rights Department, Dubai Police did their best to help the stranded Iraqis. Many of the Iraqis, who had run out of money, were living in tents outside Port Rashid after the Red Crescent Authority stepped in to help.



The Red Crescent erected the tents and provided them with food. The organisation also handed out between Dh500 and Dh1,000 to some 50 people who had run out of cash. They also installed water coolers and contracted with a restaurant to provide three meals a day. As for those with women and children, the Red Crescent put them up in hotels. The Iraqis were camped outside Port Rashid in front of Naif Marine Services, which runs the ferry. Before the tents were set up, they were forced to sleep in a nearby mosque or outside on the grass, while others were sleeping in their cars, including women and children. (The Gulf News)

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