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NGOs urge action on displacement crisis

What is affected
Housing Social/public
Housing Private
Land Social/public
Water, sanitation and elictricity
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 13 August 2008
Region MENA
Country Iraq
City Baghdad

Affected persons (number & composition)

Total 10
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Your solution Stop eviction. Authorities provide reparation for those dispossessed, injured and killed.
Download any important details IRAQ dicplacement crisis.doc
COHRE CERD rpt on roma in italy.pdf
Download any important development
Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes
- Total value

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Interntl org.
USA and UN
Brief narrative Since the beginning of the 2003 war, millions of Iraqis have been displaced inside Iraq and throughout the region. The largest concentrations of refugees are in Jordan and Syria. These refugees were forced to flee targeted persecution because they practiced a disfavored religion, were born into a marginalized minority, or agreed to work in support of the U.S. government. Without the legal right to work, many of these refugees are struggling to survive on limited savings. Their stay in neighboring states remains extremely precarious, and many live in fear of being forcibly returned to Iraq, where they face death threats and further persecution. As their stay in neighboring countries drags on without any immediate solution in sight, the protection concerns facing these people continue to rise. The United States Government has since made some progress in addressing the crisis. To date around 10,000 refugees have been resettled into the U.S. The Government has also increased the level of humanitarian aid to the region. Still, the U.S. response is incommensurate with the scope of the need. Equally troubling is the fact that there seems to be no clear long-term strategy to address the crisis that is likely to become a protracted one
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