Tuesday, January 09, 2007

There is no place like home

Da Boy wants you to know that, according to the BBC, the BushCo adventure in Iraq is such a 'smashing' success that the "United Nations' refugee body has appealed for $60 million in emergency aid for those fleeing violence in Iraq". It would seem that there is so much good news in Iraq that Iraqis can't deal with it and they are fleeing in droves. In a nation of ~25 million, it is estimated that
about 12% of Iraqis had fled their homes due to the violence that has spread through the country since the 2003 US-led invasion.

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The UNHCR estimates that the number of Iraqis living beyond the country's borders as refugees stands at two million and a further 1.7 million live within the borders as displaced people.

But it warns the number of internally displaced - those forced to leave their homes but not the country - could reach 2.7 million by the end of the year.

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