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Influx of Arab Refugees Stirs Concern in Iraqi Kurdish City

More than 2 million internally displaced persons are settled in cities, towns and camps in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. The city of Shaqlawa has seen its population more than double with the addition of more than 26,000 Arab refugees and displaced persons. “Naturally, because so many refugees live here, there are a number of challenges — health, water supply, sanitation, rising house rents," said Rizgar Hassan, the city's mayor. Some residents of the city complain that Arabs are...

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