Thursday, January 25, 2007

US accepts few Iraqi refugees

As the internal violence increases no doubt the refugee crisis will grow worse.

Iraq is emerging as one of the fastest-growing refugee crises in the world, with an estimated 1.8 million Iraqis displaced from their homes and up to 100,000 fleeing the country to Jordan, Syria, and other nations amid intensifying sectarian violence, U.S. and other officials testified yesterday.

Yet the United States has allowed only 466 Iraqis to immigrate under refugee status since 2003…
--Iraq Refugee Crises Seen Deepening," Ann Scott Tyson, Washington Post, January 17, 2007

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