Saturday, June 02, 2007

State of Despair (Iraqi refugees)

You won't see this on American TV. It's heartbreaking, but these are just the stories of three families, out of millions.

State of Despair (Iraqi Refugees) - Dateline 09/05/07 - SBS Australia

In Iraq's next-door neighbour, Jordan, with a population of just 5.5 million, they are currently trying to deal with close to 700,000 Iraqis who have fled the daily violence that is tearing their nation apart. In Jordan, Dateline's Olivia Rousset found that this largely unreported human tide - the greatest Middle Eastern refugee crisis in 60 years - is really straining the generosity and resources of the Jordanian people. A warning - you may find some of the images in this piece disturbing.

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