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Jordan Lets Iraqi Children Attend School

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Jordan Lets Iraqi Children Attend School

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Jordan Lets Iraqi Children Attend School

Jordan Lets Iraqi Children Attend School

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Jordan has changed its policy and is allowing Iraqi refugee children to go to school, even those children whose parents are in the country illegally.

The U.S. has allocated $137 million to help Jordan's schools cope with the numbers, but only a trickle of Iraqi families are taking up the offer.