February 16, 2007 -- The International Organization for Migration says as many as 1 million Iraqis could be displaced this year, in addition to the 1.4 million people already displaced within Iraq.
The organization warned in a statement today that almost 18,000 people have been forced from their homes in the past three weeks in central and southern Iraq.
The IOM said internally displaced Iraqis rarely receive food assistance and place a growing burden on the communities where they seek shelter.
On The Verge Of Civil War
The Imam Al-Mahdi Army on parade (epa)
HAS THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ BECOME A CIVIL WAR? Many observers have concluded that the tit-for-tat sectarian violence that emerged after the February 2006 bombing of a mosque in Samarra has become a full-blown civil war.... (more)