Thursday, June 19, 2008

Survey: 500,000 Iraqis fled fighting in 2007

WASHINGTON - A half-million Iraqis fled their embattled country in 2007, the third consecutive year more Iraqis were displaced than any other nationality, a survey of the world’s refugees reported Thursday.

As before, most went to neighboring Syria, and some fanned out into other neighboring countries, the survey by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants said. It said the United States accepted few, just over half the 3,000 it had promised to resettle by the end of September.

The report said the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees had referred 10,000 Iraqis for U.S. resettlement.

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You would think that at least 500,000 people would be coming into Iraq. I mean, with all that freedom and democracy being spread around, who could resist not wanting to be part of it. Hmmm.......weird.

1 comment:

spcmckay said...

Sounds like fun.

 

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