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Iraqi Refugees Flock To Vote

Published: Sat 13 Mar 2010 11:28 AM
Bleak Futures And Displacement Not Enough To Keep Iraqi Refugees Away From The Polls
Despite the poor conditions for the Iraqi refugees living in Syria, hundreds of them still lined up at the polls on 5 March to cast their vote in the future of their country.
The Iraqi election took place over three days and was held in 16 countries including Syria.
According to a report by Refugees International, there are presently 1.2 million Iraqi refugees living in Syria. Because it is illegal for Iraqi refugees to work in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria, many families become impoverished with limited financial options.
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