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106 STAT. 5190 CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—MAY 28, 1992 M«v 9« 1QQ9 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE fSConResi23i ADMINISTRATION EXHIBIT—CAPITOL GROUNDS AUTHORIZATION Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring). That the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is authorized to use the East Front parking lot of the Capitol for an exhibit during the period beginning on June 1, 1992 and ending June 5, 1992. The Architect of the Capitol and the Capitol Police Board shall take such action as may oe necessary with respect to the physical preparations and security for the exJbibit. Agreed to May 28, 1992. June 11, 1992 [H. Con. Res. 299] IRAQ—KURDISH REFUGEE ASSISTANCE Whereas the Government of Iraq brutally suppressed a Kurdish uprising in February and March 1991, forcing hundreds of thousands of Kurds to flee across the border into Tmrkey; Whereas this sudden, massive refugee flow into Turkey resulted in shortfalls of shelter, food, me(ficine, and potable water that placed thousands of Kurdish lives at risk; Whereas the best solution to this humanitarian crisis was to encourage the Kurds to return to their homes in northern Iraq by creating a security zone in northern Iraq in which the United States guaranteed that they would not be attacked by Iraqi aircraft or other forces; Whereas in response to the extraordinary humanitarian need of the Kurds, the United States took the lead in organizing Operation Provide Comfort, in which the United States and other forces undertook a major relief effort for the Kurds both within Turkey and in the designated security zone in northern Iraq; Whereas in June 1991 the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees took over the prime responsibility for all relief operations in northern Iraq; Whereas the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees still maintains a large presence in northern Iraq, including over a thousand civilians involved in relief activities as well as hundreds of United Nations gu£U"ds; Whereas the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is currently negotiating with the United Nations Children's Fund and other United Nations organizations to take over the functions being performed in northern Iraq by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; Whereas the memorandum of understanding between Iraq and the United Nations which authorizes the United Nations presence expires in June 1992; Whereas the severe shortages of food within the security zone as a result of the Iraqi blockade of northern Iraq make a continued international relief effort essential in order to prevent famine among the Kurdish population; Whereas the courageous decision of the Government of Turkey to permit the stationing of United States military forces in southem Turkey, despite the possibility of Iraqi retaliation against Turkey, was essential to the success of Operation Provide Comfort;