Iraqis face a precarious future
December 21, 2011 by Roxanne Paisible
|It is imperative that vulnerable refugees, particularly Iraqis in light of the U.S. troop withdrawal, have access to resettlement. Photo: Melissa Winkler/IRC|
An estimated 1.3 million Iraqis remain displaced in their own country as the U.S. military mission in Iraq comes to an end. Another 1.6 million have fled to Syria, Jordan and other counties in the region. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) continues to provide a safe haven to these displaced people and other vulnerable refugees forced to flee their homes due to violence and persecution.