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Argentina, France and Japan Supply Aid

<i> Reuters</i>

France, Japan and Argentina have made planes available to help evacuate refugees from the Gulf War and provide relief supplies, aid officials said Friday.

France told the Intergovernmental Organization for Migration it would provide a plane capable of evacuating 7,000 to 10,000 refugees in a series of runs, an IOM spokeswoman said.

She said Japan has provided four commercial Boeing 747s to carry a total of 1,000 Asian refugees out of Jordan.

The Japanese government said it intends to provide air force transport planes in about 10 days to go to Amman or Damascus and shuttle refugees to Cairo.

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In addition, the United Nations Disaster Relief Office said Argentina has offered a Boeing 707 to fly relief material from Europe to countries bordering Iraq.


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