Influx of Syrians into Iraq reaches 30,000 mark

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Syrians who fled across the Peshkhabour border into Kurdistan in northern Iraq walk towards a makeshift reception centre.© UNHCR/G.Gubaeva

The Influx of Syrians into Iraq's Kurdistan region continues, according to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

The agency estimates that the number of the Syrian refugees who have crossed the border since Thursday has now surpassed the 30,000 mark.

UNHCR is working with other agencies, including the World Food Programme, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to help the refugees.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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