One in Seven Joins Iraq's Human Tide Spilling into Neighbouring Countries ; IRAQ
Cockburn, Patrick, The Independent (London, England)
Two thousand Iraqis are fleeing their homes every day. It is the greatest mass exodus of people ever in the Middle East and dwarfs anything seen in Europe since the Second World War. Four million people, one in seven Iraqis, have run away, because if they do not they will be killed. Two million have left Iraq, mainly for Syria and Jordan, and the same number have fled within the country.
Yet, while the US and Britain express sympathy for the plight of refugees in Africa, they are ignoring - or playing down- a far greater tragedy which is largely of their own making.
The US and Britain may not want to dwell on the disasters that have befallen Iraq during their …
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Publication information: Article title: One in Seven Joins Iraq's Human Tide Spilling into Neighbouring Countries ; IRAQ. Contributors: Cockburn, Patrick - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: July 3, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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