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400 PALESTINIANS STRANDED AT IRAQ BORDER WITH JORDAN

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    MORE THAN 400 PALESTINIANS STRANDED AT IRAQ BORDER WITH JORDAN Deutsche Presse-Agentur, 11/28/03 Geneva-- The United Nations refugee organisation UNHCR
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      MORE THAN 400 PALESTINIANS STRANDED AT IRAQ BORDER WITH JORDAN
      Deutsche Presse-Agentur, 11/28/03

      Geneva-- The United Nations refugee organisation UNHCR expressed
      concern in
      Geneva on Friday about the fate of more than 400 Palestinians
      stranded in
      camps on the Iraqi and Jordanian border.

      The 427 refugees, previously living in exile in Iraq, join an
      estimated
      1,800 refugees - mostly ethnic Kurds who fled Iraq's Al Tash refugee
      camp -
      in eastern Jordan.

      The UNHCR warned that Jordan's capacity to absorb more refugees is
      reaching
      its limit, while appealing to Egypt and Lebanon to grant permission
      for
      re-entry to Palestinians holding travel documents.

      "The situation at the border will be particularly acute for the
      Palestinians, unaccustomed to the hardships of camp life, and facing
      into a
      cold winter," UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski cautionedÂ…

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