S.786 - A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the provision of medical supplies and other humanitarian assistance to the Kurdish peoples to alleviate suffering.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Moynihan, Daniel Patrick [D-NY] (Introduced 04/09/1991)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/21/1991 Indefinitely postponed by Senate by Voice Vote. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.786 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/09/1991)
Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to require the Administrator of the Agency for International Development to: (1) furnish humanitarian assistance for the Kurdish people; (2) solicit private sector donations of humanitarian assistance for Kurdish and other refugees fleeing Iraq; and (3) cooperate with private relief agencies attempting to provide such aid.
Authorizes the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Transportation Command to provide all airlift and sealift necessary to transport medical supplies.
Urges the President to begin discussions with the nations surrounding Iraq as may be necessary regarding the importation of humanitarian assistance.
Permits such assistance to be provided to civilian refugees in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the Allied occupied areas of southern Iraq.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) the attacks upon Iraqi civilians constitute a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of August 12, 1949, and a threat to peace and stability in the region; and (2) the United States should request the United Nations Security Council to take measures to prevent these attacks pursuant to the United Nations Charter.