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Iraq: Refugees in Egypt

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Child collects water from a standpipe in Ruweished camp. (UNHCR)

According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, at least 2.5 million Iraqis have fled their country since 2003. An additional 2 million have been displaced within Iraq from their homes.

Most Iraqis who have left their country go to Syria or Jordan, b ut a sizeable number went to Egypt as well.

Vivian Manneh is Program Manager at Catholic Relief Services/Middle East. She's based in Egypt , but I talked with her when she was in the U.S. for training from the Middle East Iraqi Refugees Trauma Project.

Jerome asked her how many Iraqi refugees live in Egypt...

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