been hired by KBR and approximately 500 were paidtwo months' salary and repatriated; the restcontinue to seek employment. The InternationalOrganization for Migration (IOM) is in the processof resettling most of the 30 Nepalis (several havedecided to stay and continue to look for work).Embassy is seeking ways to ensure USG contractorand subcontractor compliance with appropriatelabor, health, and safety standards. End summary.
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¶2. (SBU) On December 10, RefCoord, Poloff, UNAMISenior Human Rights Advisor, and IOM Baghdadrepresentative toured three man camps near BaghdadInternational Airport (BIAP). The DCMA overseessome U.S. military contracts, including KBR's, toensure that they comply with U.S. laws. It has ledefforts to obtain financial compensation (backsalary) for the stranded workers, improve theirliving conditions, initiate a criminalinvestigation into possible TIP violations, andfacilitate repatriation for those who want it.According to the DCMA, the USG does not havejurisdiction over these TCNs, as the men are notbeing held on USG property, nor do they have USGcontracts. They are, however, in U.S. battlespace, which prompted MNF-I to ask DCMA toinvestigate the TIP (bondage and imposition of debtrepayment) and human rights violations charges.¶3. (SBU) Given the USG zero-tolerance policy