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Latest news from Jordan

IRAQ-JORDAN: Human rights NGOs in dire need of support

AMMAN, 15 Dec 2004 (IRIN) - Iraqi human rights NGOs and activists participating in a workshop in the Jordanian capital, Amman, earlier this week, have called for financial and moral support from the international community to carry out their activities. Full report

IRAQ-JORDAN: IOM launches expatriate voter operation in 14 countries

AMMAN, 13 Dec 2004 (IRIN) - The Iraq Out-of-Country-Voting (OCV) programme for the 30 January elections was launched on Sunday in the Jordanian capital, Amman, by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Full report

JORDAN: Iranian Kurds leave no man's land for Sweden

AMMAN, 9 Dec 2004 (IRIN) - A new group of 185 Iranian Kurdish refugees left the Jordanian capital, Amman, on Thursday for Sweden, after spending more than a year and a half in "no man's land" which straddles the Iraqi border with Jordan. Full report

JORDAN: UN offers a new way of working

AMMAN, 13 Apr 2004 (IRIN) - A unique security issue in Iraq - virtually all international UN staff are working from outside the country - requires a unique alternative. Full report

JORDAN: Iraqi domestic violence victims find shelter

AMMAN, 8 Mar 2004 (IRIN) - A young Iraqi woman who told workers she was sexually assaulted in a refugee camp is the latest person to be helped by a safehouse run by the Jordanian Women's Union. Full report

JORDAN: Iraqi refugees face bleak existence

AMMAN, 26 Feb 2004 (IRIN) - After fleeing the war in Iraq, life has not been easy for the Iraqi refugees who've been staying in the desert area of Jordan over the past 10 months. Full report

JORDAN: Refugees from Iraq resettled

AMMAN, 8 Jan 2004 (IRIN) - Most of the Sudanese and Somali refugees who fled Iraq this spring as the government fell are now being taken in by the US and Australia. Full report

JORDAN: Refugees from Iraq prepare for the winter

AMMAN, 18 Nov 2003 (IRIN) - Nearly seven months after the war in Iraq ended and little chance of an early return for Iraqi refugees who fled to neighbouring Jordan, they are preparing for the winter. Full report

JORDAN: Iraqi refugees wait to go home

AMMAN, 12 Nov 2003 (IRIN) - Mu'ayyad Jamil, a 33-year-old Iraqi man, was once a prosperous businessman and a sweetshop owner in his the Qarn district of the southern Iraqi city of Basra. But now he is a vegetable porter for customers at the Saqf al-Sayl market in central Amman, the capital of Jordan. Full report

JORDAN: Raw sewage remains a health hazard

AMMAN, 22 Oct 2003 (IRIN) - Seeing standing pools of raw sewage in the street was not uncommon in the days immediately following hostilities in Iraq earlier this year. Dirty water can still be a problem, but it appears that the sewage, for the most part, is getting treated more efficiently than it was six months ago. Full report



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