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Photo-Essay: Preparing For 600,000 Iraqi Refugees


Photo-Essay: Preparing For 600,000 Iraqi Refugees

From James Addis in Amman, Jordan - An airlift of relief supplies concluded successfully today when a World Vision chartered Ilyushin heavy transport plane landed at Amman's Queen Alia international airport.

The plane was loaded from World Vision's Global Pre-positioning Unit warehouses in Brindisi, Italy, and arrived in Amman at 2.50pm. World Vision staff in Brindisi and Amman worked feverishly over the past two days to ensure the plane would arrive on time.

The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR anticipates about 600,000 refugees will likely flee Iraq in the event of conflict, and is preparing to receive 10,000 in Jordan.

World Vision also has plans to assist refugees fleeing to Syria, Iran and to a lesser extent in Turkey.

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