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90, 000 Ration Cards of Dead Arab Refugees Still Circulating in Jordan

At least 90,000 ration cards of Arab refugees who are long dead are still in circulation among the refugees in Jordan, according to a statement to a Jordanian newspaper made last night by Roy Lucas, Jordanian director for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

In an interview with a correspondent for a Jordanian daily newspaper, Al Jihad, Mr. Lucas said he is negotiating with Jordanian Government authorities for the surrender of these 90, 000 ration cards. He said also that a joint commission composed of representatives of Jordan and UNRWA will investigate cases of wealthy “refugees” who continue to draw rations.