Flood of Iraqi Refugees Strains Jordan

An Iraqi refugee carries his son at a refugee camp near the far eastern Jordanian town of Ruweished,

An Iraqi refugee carries his son at a refugee camp near the far eastern Jordanian town of Ruweished, March 29, 2003. Corbis hide caption

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Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have fled into Jordan to escape the chaos in their country. The flood of refugees is straining Jordan's resources and complicating the new Iraqi interim government's efforts to strengthen ties with its neighbor. Hear NPR's Deborah Amos.

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