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'Urgent Measures' Needed To Help Displaced Iraqis --> Displaced Iraqis near Ba'qubah (file photo) (epa) April 16, 2007 -- Amnesty International today warned of a new humanitarian crisis in the Middle East unless governments take urgent measures to help some 4 million displaced Iraqis.

The group said Syria and Jordan need direct assistance in order to provide housing, food aid, and health care to some 2 million refugees.

Nearly 2 million more Iraqis are displaced within their home country, the report said.

The appeal came a day before the start of an international conference in Geneva on Iraqi refugees.

(AP, Reuters)

Iraq's Refugee Crisis

Children at an Iraqi camp for displaced people outside Al-Nasiriyah in May 2006

REFUGEES FLEE SECTARIAN VIOLENCE The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has estimated that over 2 million Iraqis have fled sectarian violence for Jordan, Syria and other neighboring states, while an equal number may be internally displaced within Iraq..... (more)


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