» 02/02/2007, 00.00
IRAQ – PALESTINE
Palestinians in Iraq say they are targeted by “ethnic cleansing campaign”
A privileged class under Saddam Hussein, Palestinian refugees are now being targeted by Shiite militias. In 2006, more than 600 were killed in Baghdad. Thousands of families have fled and those who stayed back no longer dare to go out of the house with their identity documents.
09/01/2007 UN - IRAQ
UN: million more needed for Iraqi refugees
The supplementary funds requested by UNHCR are earmarked for projects for internally displaced people (1.7 million) and refugees in neighbouring countries (2 million). But the problem is more widespread than that and seriously affects Europe and the United States too.
29/08/2007 UN - IRAQ
UN: Iraqi refugees top 4 million
According to the UNHCR the number is constantly augmenting. Apart form the violence wracking the country, immigration is also fuelled by difficulties in social and health services. The US offers 30 million dollars to aid the crises but western borders continue to remain closed.
Iraqi Red Crescent Society warns about 100,000 additional internally displaced people every month
Humanitarian agency says that the situation is getting worse by the day. Basic services like health care, jobs and education are lacking. Baghdad and Mosul are the worse affected areas.
Iraq raises the number of the world’s refugees to 10 million
The number – published by UNHCR – refers to the end of 2006 and is the first registered increase in over 5 years. The growth in numbers – equal to 14% - is attributed by Iraqi migration to Syria and Jordan: 1.5 million people. By the most consistent group remains Afghani’s with 2.1 million. In Asia countries are more hit by internally displaced peoples.
18/08/2004 VATICAN - IRAQ
Nuncio in Baghdad: "Only jobs and security can stop the flight of Christians and Muslims"
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