Growing displacement of refugees causes new problems in Iraq

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 30 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:418
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    The UN refugee agency is warning that the “incessant violence across much of Iraq” is presenting the international community with “a humanitarian crisis even larger than the upheaval aid agencies had planned for during the 2003 war.”

    The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that more than 4.2 million Iraqis have now left their homes. Of these, some 2.2 million Iraqis are displaced internally, and more than two million people have fled to neighbouring states, particularly Syria and Jordan. Many were displaced before 2003, …

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