WIDE ANGLE reports from the frontlines of the staggering refugee crisis that is unfolding in the Middle East as Iraqis flee their war-torn country at the rate of up to 50,000 people per month. Our story takes us to the heart of the crisis – to Syria and Jordan, which harbor the vast majority of uprooted Iraqis. WIDE ANGLE explores the displaced Iraqi community – from the middle class suburbs of Damascus where Iraqis have sent housing prices soaring more than 50 percent to the cafés, schools and food distribution sites of Amman.
WIDE ANGLE anchor Aaron Brown introduces Iraqi Exodus Refugees fleeing from Iraq find safety in Syria and Jordan. Brown interviews a former translator for American contractors. Brown talks to Jordan’s Interior Minister about the refugee influx. Iraqi women with no source of income are driven to prostitution. Brown interviews Jordan’s Queen Noor about the refugee crisis. Brown interviews an Iraqi family who is eligible for resettlement. Production Credits