The Iraqi Exodus

More than 2 million civilians have fled the kidnappings, car bombs and killings of war-ravaged Iraq for the relative safety of Jordan, Syria and other Arab neighbors. The greatest refugee exodus in the Middle East since the Palestinian flight of 1948 is impoverishing the Iraqi middle class – and straining relations in an already volatile region.

Read Matthew Hay Brown’s blogs from the Baltimore Sun about Iraqis living in Jordan, Syria and what Washington has to say regarding this refugee crisis.

 

A sign close to the Jordanian-Iraqi border

A sign close to the Jordanian-Iraqi border

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