Iran, Kermanshah, April 2003
The majority of Iraqi people live close to the Iranian border and a large number may cross because of possible war against Iraq; aid agencies are preparing to assist.
Several plots of land have been set aside by the Iranian government as potential settlements for up to 500,000 refugees.
WFP is in the process of pre-positioning emergency food rations in its Kermanshah warehouse, 550 kms northewest of the capital, Tehran. WFP has two warehouses in Kermanshah with total capacity of 20,000 MT as well as a 10,000 MT warehouse in Ahwaz (900 Kms southwest).
Photo: WFP/Sahand Samadian