Oct 3, 2001, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9030891
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Iran southeastern in lands Afghans for flight aid UNHCR Afghan for aid relief carrying plane A -- IRNA 3, Oct Mashhad, Refugees for Commissioner High Nations United the from refugees .Wednesday on city Iranian southeastern this in arrived IRNA told Odashima, Toshiro Mashhad, in representative UNHCR The humanitarian carrying was and Britain from off took flight the that of fear in homes their fled have who refugees Afghan the for aid the on attacks 11 September the following attacks revenge possible .S.U 1,200 total a of out tents, 408 of consists consignment aid The .said he refugees, for pledged, has Britain which to five for shelter provide to designed tents, family-sized The of (million $37) pounds million 25 the of part are people, eight .government British the by month last refugees the for pledged aid next Saturday Mashhad in arrive to is package the of rest The .added Odashima plane, chartered a on week the for aid humanitarian carrying also aircraft, Russian A 2,300 carrying was It .Tuesday on Tajikistan reached refugees, Afghan Afghanistan's to taken be to sugar of tons five and tents blankets, .provinces northern a sent Saturday on Fund Children's Nations United the Likewise, and medicine food, clothing, of tons 200 carrying convoy 25-truck .Afghanistan northeastern opposition-controlled to blankets swell could refugees Afghan of number the said have officials UN the from up attack, probable any preceding days the in million 5.7 to as well as Iran and Pakistan in settled already have who million 7.3 .countries other has (UNHCR) Refugees for Commission High Nations United The could "magnitude alarming" of crisis humanitarian a fears expressed hand to refusal Taliban's ruling the of result a as unfolding be now ,.S.U the in attacks 11 September the in suspect prime the over .Laden bin Osama dissident Saudi-born the help to world the asked has Annan Kofi Secretary-General .N.U Its .war of threat the and starvation facing now Afghans of millions a week this later announce to expected is (WFP) Program Food World .food of tons 300,000 least at for appeal new BH/LS End .