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Thousands of Iraqi Refugees Leave Daily

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Thousands of Iraqi Refugees Leave Daily

Iraq

Thousands of Iraqi Refugees Leave Daily

Thousands of Iraqi Refugees Leave Daily

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Human Rights and aid groups warn that if the violence continues unabated in Iraq, its neighbors could face a widening refugee crisis.

The United Nations says in a recent report that an estimated 1.4 million Iraqis have already fled to neighboring countries, mostly to Jordan and Syria, and at least 2,000 more leave Iraq every day.

Advocacy groups charge that increasing numbers of Iraqi refugees are being turned away at the borders.