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Iraq conflict fuels rise in global refugees to 12 million: survey

The world refugee population has begun to rise for the first time in four years, largely due to instability in Iraq, according to a survey released by a US group. The number of refugees and asylum seekers increased to 12 million in 2005 from 11.5 million a year earlier, according to “World Refugee Survey 2006” of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a non-profit group tracking the problem worldwide. Full Story

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