Syrian refugee children climb on a fence to watch a football training workshop at Azraq refugee camp, Jordan.
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Jordan risks facing wheat shortages because the Middle Eastern nation is struggling to lure sellers just as an influx of migrants from Syria and Iraq swells the population.There are about 1.4 million Syrians and at least half a million Iraqis in Jordan, the Economist Intelligence Unit said in a Sept. 23 report.Jordan had to resell 50,000 tons of Polish wheat last month after saying the cargo it received didn't meet its specifications. While Agriculture Minster Akef Zubi has said the country wants to boost wheat stockpiles by 25 percent to 1 million tons, it had to re-issue its latest tender, also for 100,000 tons, for a third time earlier this week.
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