Scope of the Crisis and the Humanitarian ResponseBuy Full Issue$34.95
(Excerpted From International Debates, April 2008)
Prior to the U.S-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, many human rights experts predicted the region would be inundated by a wave of refugees fleeing the violence. The United Nations and other organizations set up aid shelters in anticipation of a flood of Iraqis that never came. Fighting between U.S. and Iraqi uniformed forces ended quickly, and it appeared that the Iraqi population would remain relatively stable.
After five years of occupation and insurgency, however, the trickle of Iraqi refugees has turned into a deluge, and the end result is a demographic lan…
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Is the U.S. Government Effectively Addressing the Iraqi Refugee Situation?