Monday, October 1, 2007

Your Call 100207 The Fate of Iraqi Refugees

What is life like for Iraqi refugees? On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the fate of displaced Iraqis with two activists who recently returned from the Middle East. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees reports that more than 4.2 million Iraqis have been forced out of their homes. More than half have sought refuge in neighboring countries. How are they coping with their forced exile? And what is the role of the United States as the occupying force? It’s Your Call, with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.

Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi political analyst who established a grassroots organization that provides humanitarian and political aid to Iraqi internally displaced persons.

Noah Baker Merrill has been living and working among Iraqi refugees in Jordan and Syria and coordinates the Direct Aid Initiative, a project of the Electronic Iraq news and analysis website.

Click to Listen: The Fate of Iraqi Refugees