Int'l Red Cross urges safe haven for Iranian-Kurdish refugees

The international Red Cross on Sunday asked that a safe haven be found for the nearly 200 Iranian-Kurdish refugees stranded in a desert camp between Jordan and Iraq. About 190 refugees, including 29 families, fled the al-Tash refugee camp in the Ramadi area of western Iraq in January 2005 due to insurgent threats and settled in the remote border area. The International Committee of the Red Cross said a durable, safe solution should be found so the refugees can leave the desert camp.