From British daily News Line:
Monday, 24 September 2007
4 MILLION DISPLACED IRAQIS – international help ‘seriously inadequate’
The Iraqi refugee crisis is reaching breaking point, Amnesty International said in its report ‘Millions in Flight’, published yesterday.
Help from the international community has been ‘seriously inadequate,’ it concluded, focusing particularly on countries like the UK which participated in the invasion of Iraq and hence ‘carry particular responsibilities to Iraqis’.
At least four million Iraqis are now displaced and their numbers are continuing to rise at an estimated rate of 2,000 people per day, making this the world’s fastest growing displacement crisis.
The Amnesty report ‘Millions in Flight: the Iraqi refugee crisis’, follows a research mission to Syria and Jordan, the two countries which host the bulk of Iraq’s refugees.
Syria now hosts 1.4 million Iraqi refugees and Jordan 500-750,000 – making up 10 per cent of Jordan’s population – while 2.2 million people are displaced but still remain within Iraq.
Britain admits few Iraqi refugees: here.