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Iraqi Refugees Learn to Help Each Other

Jordan, September 16, 2008

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The 2003 war in Iraq forced almost half a million Iraqi residents to seek refuge in Jordan. Thousands arrived in Jordan with no resources, family or friends, unaware of the services and possibilities available in their new host community. The Community Centers Association is a Jordanian organization that is staffed by a number of volunteers, many of whom are refugees themselves. The organization and the volunteers work to get refugee women, many of whom are widows, out of their homes and focused on improving their lives.