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Iraq Refugees

The GOP Got the U.S. Into the Sequestration Mess and Needs To Compromise Its Way Out Of It

Laura Merriman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Laura Merriman

With the sequester fast approaching, the Republican Party has forgotten that President George W. Bush racked up half our deficit on the War on Terror....

Iraq Refugees Who Came Back Flee Again From Violence And Severe Shortage Of Jobs

New York Times | JOHN LELAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A second exodus has begun here, of Iraqis who returned after fleeing the carnage of the height of the war, but now find that violence and the nation's...

The Myth of Collateral Damage: Truth, Consequences and a Challenge to 'Say It Plain'

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Luis Carlos Montalván

The Iraqi refugee tragedy continues to unfold. It is time for proactive policy and action, for Americans to make friends of the people we were seeking to help by doing the right things.

Simple Pleasures and Long-term Care for Iraqi Refugees in Syria

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

Fatma, 11, is one of a dozen children at the activities center International Medical Corps operates for Iraqi refugees. I can only imagine what horrors have unfolded before her eyes.

Refugees Lose Three Inspiring Champions

Anne C. Richard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne C. Richard

These three shared an outspoken passion for the cause of aiding refugees and other victims of oppression, war and poverty, but they also shared something rarer: the ability to translate concern into action.

The Modern Making of Refugee Politics

Yasmin Zaher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yasmin Zaher

The deeper one delves into the issue, the more Iraqis face injustice and the more peculiar the case of the Danish government appears.

Iraqi Refugees Make American Road Trip

Joseph Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Freeman

Iraqi students Fouad and Ahmed feel thrilled to traverse the unknown landscape of an enormous country, a place whose people and policies have had such an impact on their unlikely fates.

Iraq Refugees Look to President's Lincoln and Obama

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Luis Carlos Montalván

Why is there still no US-formulated "international strategic plan" to deal with the world's largest refugee crisis caused when our nation invaded Iraq over 6 years ago? On World Refugee Day, we can do better.

Obama Focuses on Iraqi Displacement

Ken Bacon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ken Bacon

When President Obama met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki in Baghdad last week, he mentioned the U.S. interest in helping displaced Iraqis return home.

Anniversary in Damascus

Freddy Deknatel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Freddy Deknatel

Khalid and Hussein are friends from Baghdad, though Hussein in his forties is a bit older. He is Shi'i; Khalid is Sunni. None of this matters to them.

Addressing the Challenge of Iraqi Displacement

Ken Bacon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ken Bacon

The number of Iraqi refugees is too large to resettle into neighboring countries. Therefore, the only real, long-term solution to the Iraqi displacement problem is return to Iraq.

From Jordan: Iraqis Need Our Help

Luis Carlos Montalván and Tyler Boudreau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván and Tyler Boudreau

Iraq refugees say the reason they will not return to Iraq is that it is too dangerous and unlivable. Yet living conditions in Jordan are arduous. They wait for a miracle, because that is all that is left.

In Jabal al-Jofa, Iraq Vets Sow Seeds Of Hope

Karin Zeitvogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karin Zeitvogel

Welcome to Jabal al-Jofa, one of Amman's poorest neighbourhoods, and home to Ahmed Thahir and his family, refugees from Iraq. We had chosen Amman, Jordan as the venue of the mission, and tonight's visit was aimed at giving us greater insight into how the most destitute of refugees live.

Desperately Seeking Sanctuary

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Denselow

An often unnoticed tragedy hidden beneath so much of the bloodshed emanating from Iraq is the targeted killing and subsequent flight of minority groups from the country.

How Obama Can Fix Iraq, Short of Withdrawing U.S. Forces

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Every American should hold their head in shame at how our government can't scrounge enough cash to offer asylum to more Iraqis fleeing violence.

Running On Iraq: The Ignored Humanitarian Crises

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hanna Ingber Win

The lack of attention paid to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq by Pres. Bush and by the candidates for his job affects people there by sending a message to decision-makers here: Their lives are not a priority.

It Was Iraq, Stupid

JB Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
JB Powell

Hillary never understood: the war in Iraq is not even remotely close to welfare reform or any other partisan slap fight of the last several decades. It's the most disastrous foreign policy decision since Vietnam.

Cooked Books: Iraqi Figures On Returning Refugees Are "Massaged"

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, Iraq's minister of displacement and migration, Abdul-Samad Rahman Sultan, announced that 1,600 Iraqis were returning every day, which works...