A collection of British News Clips on the creation of safe havens for the Kurds and the situation of the Kurds fleeing the troops of Saddam Hussein after the Kurdish uprising following the Gulf War. Clip 1: Discussion of the situation of the Iraqi refugees in Iran and Turkey, containing interviews with John Scofield (World News Desk), loadmaster Kevin Boone (U.S. Army), Ann Clwyd (Labour Foreign Affairs Spokeswoman), and David Nabarro (Ch. Advisor, Overseas Dev. Administration). Clip 2: Discussion in the British Parliament about overthrowing Saddam Hussein and aiding the Kurdish Refugees. Speakers: Douglas Hurd, MP Robert Hughes, and Ann Clwyd. Clip 3: Discussion in the House of Lords about the failure of various governments to help the Kurds and Shiites in Iraq. Speakers: Lord Cledwyn of Penrhos (Leader of Labour Peers), Lord Caithness (Foreign Office Minister), and Lord Bonham-Carter (Liberal Democrat). Clip 4: Report on Kurdish refugees inside Sar Dasht, Iran. Clip 5: Report on the deaths among the Kurdish refugees along the Kurdish border. Contains criticism of the George H.W. Bush administration and excerpts from one of Bush’s spokesperson's speeches. Clip 6: Report on Peshmerga guerillas. ITN reporter Andrew Simmons presents the situation of the demobilized guerilla fighters and their families. Clip 7: Report on the situation of the Kurdish refugees in Sar Dasht, Iran, and the UN aid. Contains footage of refugees showing their living conditions, presenting the possibilities for their children to survive, and describing the sufferings caused by injuries resulting from chemical attacks. Clarence Mitchell (BBC News reporter) and David Wyatt (British Red Cross) speak on the underestimation of the Kurdish post-war refugee crisis, the scale of the crisis, and criticize the governments for allowing the situation to exist in the first place. Clip 8: MP Neil Kinnock, Leader of Labour Opposition brings forward the law articles on genocide that would constitute the basis of a trial case against Saddam Hussein. Clip 9: ITN reporter Glen Oglaza reports on the Turkish border situation and the distribution of aid to Kurdish refugees. He provides insights into the atrocities committed by Saddam Hussein. Clip 10: Reports on sending troops into Iraq to help distribute aid for humanitarian assistance and call for action to help the Kurds. Speakers are Gavin Esler (BBC Presenter) and Bob Hall (Pentagon Spokesman). Clip 11: Report on aid missions at the Turkish-Iraqi border by Jeremy Bowen (the BBC’s Middle East correspondent). Report on aid missions at the Iran-Iraq border, in Sar Dasht, by BBC Reporter Clarence Mitchell. Clip 12: SIX News presents the situation of the Kurds in South Eastern Turkey, at the border camp in Silopi, by engaging correspondent Michael Macmillan. Clip 13: SIX News covers a discussion about the issue of safe havens offered for the Kurds. John Major seeks legal advice on genocide terms in relation to Saddam Hussein, while the Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim Akbulut speaks about the necessity of foreign aid to complement the Turkish one. Foreign Affairs Correspondent for SIX News: Brian Hanrahan. Clip 14: Iraqi Prime Minister Saadoun Hammadi talks about elections in Iraq. Clip 15: Report on Channel Four News about the Kurdish refugee crisis. Topics covered: the possibility of sending British troops to aid the Kurds at the borders, the living conditions in refugee camps in Turkey (Isikveren, Silopi) and Iran (Piranshahr, Paveh, and Nowsud), the situation of the Shiite refugees in Iran, the estimated number of refugees in Iran and Turkey, and the number of internally displaced people in Iraq. David Jones (Oxfam), Douglas Hurd MP (Foreign Secretary), Eric Suy (UN envoy to Iraq), Yildirim Akbulut (Turkish Prime Minister), and Ann Perkins (political correspondent) appear in this report and they analyze John Major’s proposal of creating a safe haven for the Kurds. Clip 16: Cpl. Kevin High from the Royal Air Force talks abo
television program, English language, Date of Production: 1991, Duration: 93 min.