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Iraqi Refugees: Jordan Pleads for Help

July 26, 2007

By DALE GAVLAK, Associated Press Writer Thu Jul 26, 8:57 AM ET

AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan pleaded for international help Thursday to deal with hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have fled here to avoid the violence at home, saying they cost the kingdom $1 billion a year in basic services.

The influx of 750,000 Iraqi refugees into Jordan has strained infrastructure and brought the threat of violence to the country, Jordanian Interior Ministry Secretary-General Mukheimar Abu-Jamous said on the opening day of a conference on the issue.

“The prevailing security situation in Iraq, which prompted an influx of refugees to Jordan…

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