Wednesday, 21 February 2007

The Unwanted Refugees Of The Iraq War

The Unwanted Refugees Of The Iraq War, Palestinian-Born Iraqis Lived Well Under Saddam, Now Many Are Homeless, And Politically Untouchable - CBS News

Miriam, a Sunni Muslim of Palestinian origin, was threatened by Shiite militias in 2003. She and her family fled to Jordan with just the clothes on their back thinking they would only spend a few weeks there. They have been living in a tent 50 miles from Iraq, surrounded by desert, ever since. Miriam says: "Even a prisoner knows how long his sentence will be." She has to fight depression, and her children frequently face infections and skin disorders from the harsh living conditions. Her three-year-old son, Maan, who was born in the camp, has lesions on his legs and his head was shaved due to a skin disorder.

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