Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, July 16, 2007

UNHCR doubles its request for Iraq funding

According to a spokesman, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) will be doubling its appeal for Iraqi refugee funding assistance from $60 million to $123 million, The Associated Press reported on July 12.

Thousands of refugees are fleeing to Syria and Jordan daily.

The agency is in need of more funds to help the some 2.2 million Iraqi refugees and 2 million internally displaced persons.

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