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Iraqi refugees in Azerbaijan ask UNHCR for help

A group of refugees from Iraq picketed the office in Baku of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees on 26 February to complain about problems in obtaining accommodation and food and to demand humanitarian aid, Turan reported. One of the picketers told the agency that some 110 refugees from Iraq, primarily Kurds, Arabs, and Turkmen, have fled to Azerbaijan to date. An Azerbaijani official last week estimated the number of refugees from Iraq at 300 (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 21 February 2003). LF


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