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Over 300,000 Iraqis displaced since invasion

Posted by uscsjp on October 11, 2006

Iraq – Refugees – A refugee (internally displaced) boy washes his hair at a refugee camp, Al-Karbala, 3Jul2006
A refugee boy washes his hair at a camp in Al-Karbala


October 10, 2006 — More than 300,000 Iraqis have fled their homes for other parts of Iraq to escape violence since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Statistics released by Iraq’s Immigration Ministry indicate that the rate has accelerated in the past six months, reflecting an upsurge in sectarian violence.

The figure assumes that the 51,000 families that have fled have an average of six members. (AFP, AP)


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