Iraqi refugees and asylum–seekers seek safe haven in U.S.

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA notes that the situation of Iraqi refugees remains a crisis, one that calls for redoubled efforts to achieve a durable solution to their situation. Two million Iraqi refugees and three million internally displaced Iraqis add up to a vast displacement that will take years to resolve. It is important that within Iraq, immediate efforts focus on assisting the increasing number of internally displaced Iraqis to return to their homes. Reintegration programs established now can equally well benefit those returning from overseas, as their basic needs will be similar.

The New York Times tells the story of an Iraqi asylum seeker to highlight a report released by the International Rescue Committee about the plight of Iraqi refugees and asylum seekers in the U.S. (Hat tip to CLINIC)

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