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Iraq violence pushes refugees to Turkey, Jordan, aid officials say

By Areej Abuqudairi | Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:36 PM
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AMMAN - Worsening violence in western Iraq is driving hundreds of families to flee to neighbouring Jordan and Turkey in what aid officials are calling the biggest flow of refugees from Iraq in recent years.

During the first two weeks of January, 3,000 Iraqis registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Turkey, according to John Young, assistant Representative for UNHCR...

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