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Monday, June 16, 2008

Iraq gives UNHCR Jordan $8 million for refugee assistance

Fulfilling a pledge made last year, Iraq has given $8 million to the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) office in Jordan to address the education and health needs of Iraqi refugees there, Agence France-Presse reported Sunday.

UNHCR announced the donation Sunday.

Jordan is home to between 500,000 and 750,000 displaced Iraqis and has put the cost of sheltering them over the past three years at more than $2 billion. According to the article, the kingdom “has said up to 50,000 Iraqi pupils were expected to enroll in already overcrowded state schools for the 2007-2008 academic year.”

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