Up to 10 years after fleeing violence in their country, many Iraqi refugees living in Jordan are poor, failing to integrate, and unable to return home or get resettled in a third country. Their condition - already worsening due to funding cuts in recent years - is now being overshadowed by the Syrian refugee crisis, leaving them increasingly vulnerable, even as more Iraqi refugees flee to Jordan every month.
#tcot #teaparty #union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p2 #tlot PRESIDENT ERDOĞAN CALLS ON UN TO TAKE NECESSARY ACTIONS IN SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS http://www.dailysabah.com/politics/2014/11/03/un-west-fail-the-test-for-syrian-and-iraqi-refugees Turkey spent $4.5 billion for refugees from Syria and Iraq while the rest of the world combined to send $200 million, said Erdoğan, criticizing the U.N. and the West's lack of compassion...
#UnitedNations officials say at least 10,000 #refugees are here – mostly #Syrians, with some #Iraqis and #NorthAfricans among them – and their number is expected to increase by nearly 2,000 a day. #Greek officials have warned that this month at least 70,000 refugees will be trapped in #Greece, creating a #humanitarian crisis for a cash-strapped country struggling with debilitating #debt since the 2008 #financial crash.
In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans as well as members of his own party, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved Republican legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States.