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Anas al-Hamdani moves clean dishes into the dining hall at MIT's Simmons Hall. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Anas al-Hamdani moves clean dishes into the dining hall at MIT's Simmons Hall. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

One quarter of all recent refugees now living in Massachusetts are Iraqi, a population that has swelled dramatically since the Iraq War began in 2003.

There are numerous agencies and organizations that help with the relocation process, but the challenges are large: finding a job, paying rent, and adapting to a new home are all persistent challenges to the Bay State's newest immigrant community.

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Asma Khalid, reporter for WBUR. You can find her piece on Iraqi refugees here.

This segment aired on April 9, 2013.

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