Millions of Iraqi refugees

By James Cogan from the USA:

Millions of Iraqis displaced

27 April 2009

As many as 2 million Iraqi citizens are still refugees in neighbouring countries and at least 1.6 million are classified as internally displaced persons (IDPs). Despite the US occupation forces and Iraqi government claiming that the security situation has “stabilised”, most of the people who fled their homes are too terrified to return.

The ongoing humanitarian crisis was outlined in a report published this month by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), which focussed on IDPs.

US reneging on pledge to home Iraqi refugees: here.

Britain: Commissioner denounces arrest and detention of child asylum-seekers: here.

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