Friday, October 31, 2008

Flood ordeal for Palestinians stuck on Iraq-Syria border

AL TANF, Iraq-Syria Border, October 30 (UNHCR)

The UN refugee agency has rushed assistance to hundreds of Palestinian refugees stuck in camps on the Iraq-Syria border after heavy rain and flooding caused chaos and misery.

Rainstorms on Tuesday night left tents inundated with water and sewage, possessions soaked and electricity supplies cut at Al Tanf, a settlement housing almost 800 people in the narrow no man's land between Iraq and Syria. The small mosque was damaged by fire, but there were no human casualties.....

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