Help Kurdish Refugees in Turkey
Appeal to: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Higher Commissioner for Human Rights Kurdish Refugees Aid (KRA) cal International agencies and human rights societies about 1200 Iranian Kurdish Refugees\' destiny in Turkey We want to draw your attention to a very critical position which affected and imposed upon 1200 Iranian ex-Northern Iraqi Refugee who all of them have been recognized as refugees by United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) branch of Turkey since 2004 but so far their dossier thrown to warehouse and suspected for 4 years without any clear horizon for their fate. Additionally Kurdish refugees from Iran are being forced to stay on the border in the desert between Jordan and Iraq, attempting to survive under horrific living conditions. Should the Iranian immigrants remain in their present situation, it would be an dreadful stain on the dignity on UN. The situation in the desert and the situation in southern Turkey for Iranian Kurdish refugees, who are known as Northern Iraqi cases, are so horrendous that it cannot be described with words spoken from the mouth or written by the pen. There is bread. No clean drinking water. No shelter. No Doctors or medicine. The children have no idea what an education is, and the children staying at the Jordanian border have been seen to have actually been so thirsty that they drank their own urin. Most families in Southern Turkey must search for food in garbage heaps, and as a result many have succumbed to disease from eating rotten food. On top of that, no day passes without these poor people being attacked by Turkish police. Turkish police routinely rob the immigrants, and there is no more money to steal. The immigrant people are taken into custody, interrogate and tortured by severe beatings and whippings. Sometimes these refugees are deported to Iran, who is under threat of execution or long term imprisonment. We therefore demand the UNHCR to help the Kurdish refugees sending them to a third country. We request UNHCR to recognise the bitter reality of life as an Iranian refugee in Turkey and view the question through the eyes of humanity. We are convinced that by finding a basic solution to their problems, UN can prevent an enormous human catastrophe in the world. It is the wishes of those who have signed this petition to relieve the Kurdish refugees from their misery.