bARABie – Hard Hitting Facts

October 30, 2007

The Casualties of Iraq

Filed under: Uncategorized — barabie @ 11:36 am

Besides the deaths and injuries, the war had unleashed, according to the Financial Times, “The worst refugee crisis in the Middle East since the mass exodus of Palestinians that was part of the violent birth of the state of Israel in 1948.” According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 2.2 million Iraqis have fled their country, mostly to Jordan and Syria, and another 2 million have been turned into internal refugees. If one adds to that the ORB figures for deaths, it means at least 20% of Iraqi’s pre-war population of 26 million has been killed, wounded, exiled, or displaced. Read more…

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