Palestinians fleeing Iraq are offered new home in Brazil

Brazil has offered to resettle 100 Palestinian refugees who had fled their homes in Iraq.

Palestinians fleeing Iraq are offered new home in Brazil
Brazil has offered to resettle 100 Palestinian refugees who had fled their homes in Iraq.

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said most of the refugees had been living in a camp in the desert just inside Jordan for the past four years.

They were expected to move mid-September after a few weeks of lessons in Portuguese and an introduction to Brazilian culture.

UNHCR has repeatedly called on the international community to help the Palestinians in Iraq or on its borders, with nowhere to flee.

Brazil was one of only three countries to respond. Canada had taken 55 refugees and New Zealand 22 in recent years.

More than 1,450 Palestinians remained stranded on the Iraq/Syria border in "deplorable conditions" while 13,000 in Baghdad, according to UNHCR, continue to be killed, targeted or harassed.
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