Tag: Iraqi refugees

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    “Just like we help the veterans who come home from the wars, and they have a lot of challenges, so also we have a responsibility and a need to help these folks as well,” says Mike McKay, director of refugee services for Catholic Charities in San Diego. More

    May 3, 2013 | Comments

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    Many thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled a wave of violence that was unleashed in 2003 by the US invasion. More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments

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    At the time of Saddam Hussein’s overthrow, an estimated one million Christians were living in Iraq. Now about one-third of Iraq’s Christian community have fled the country in order to escape increasing violence and hostility from their Muslim countrymen. More

    July 23, 2010 | Comments

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    In Washington, the House approved a bill that would grant visas to about 500 Iraqi and Afghan translators who fear for their lives because they have helped the U.S. But there are nearly 4 million Iraqis who have fled their homes -- half still in Iraq, half in neighboring countries. The question of how to best help the Iraqi refugees has developed into the world's largest refugee crisis.

    May 25, 2007 | Comments

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    In Jordan, next door to Iraq, humanitarian aid workers have relief supplies but only limited access to Iraq. There are daily demonstrations in Amman against the war in Iraq and the American government. Opposition to the war is overwhelming among both Muslims and Christians.

    March 28, 2003 | Comments

  • UN Secretary General Kofi Annan urged the U.S. and its allies not to forsake humanitarian issues while waging the war in Iraq. For months, nongovernmental relief agencies have been trying to get ready for a potential humanitarian crisis. Among the active groups are many faith-based organizations that have a long history of providing aid to the region.

    March 21, 2003 | Comments