My brother’s love for Iraq
January 17, 2012 by Zaineb - IRC
|A Baghdad neighborhood in May 2003, shortly after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and the fall of Saddam Hussein. Photo: Gerald Martone/IRC|
Zaineb* is a program specialist with the International Rescue Committee in Silver Spring, Maryland, where she assists Iraqis who have been granted sanctuary by the United States. Zaineb worked for American and British nonprofit organizations for four years in Iraq before she was invited to come to the U.S. as a refugee in November 2007. She joined the IRC in December 2007.
My younger brother Ahmed was killed because he loved Iraq and wanted to work for peace.