File - Iraqi Security forces preparing to attack al-Qaida positions in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 2, 2014.(AP Photo)
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Iraq fighting forces half million from home: UNHCRThe number of people driven from their homes by fighting in Iraq's Anbar province may have spiralled to 480,000, the UN refugee agency warned Friday.A special UNHCR appeal to help the victims of the crisis was launched in March but has only gathered 12 percent of the $26.4 million needed, he said.Displacement jumped last month when fighters deliberately breached a dam in Anbar's Abu Ghraib district, flooding the area and forcing some 72,000 people from their homes, Edwards said.
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