Refugees hunger strike in face of deportation

Scott, Roddy
February 1997
Middle East;Feb97, Issue 264, p11
Focuses on the Turkish Kurd refugees' threat to stage a strike following the announcement by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) that their camp is to be closed in Iraq. Human rights groups' claim that the repatriation of refugees to Turkey will result to their persecution; UNHCR's criticism of the proposed closure of the refugee camp.


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