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Over 3,000 Syrian Kurds register with UNHCR in Iraq's Kurdistan Region  14.5.2012  










Syrian refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo: Ak News.
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May 14, 2012

ERBIL-Hewlêr, Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — So far 3,171 Syrian nationals of Kurdish origin have registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Kurdistan Region, according to a UNHCR statement.

An estimated 10 to 15 families and 50 to 65 individuals continue to enter Duhok governorate daily. About four to five families and 20 individuals approach UNHCR in Erbil for registration weekly, added the statement.

In Sulaimaniyah, some 95 new arrivals have been reported, including five families.

On May 3, the Barzani Charity Foundation distributed dry food items to 292 families. Each family received 25kgs of rice, 10kgs of sugar, 5kgs of beans, 5kgs of lentils, five liters of vegetable oil, five cans of tomato paste, four bags of vermicelli and 1kg of meat.

By Hemn Hadi

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