If We Ever 'Stabilize' Iraq, Will Anybody Still Live There?
According to the U.N., roughly 50,000 Iraqis flee their homeland each month, bringing the total of refugees so far to over 2 million — in addition to the 2 million displaced within Iraq. The United States, for its part, has welcomed just 133 Iraqi refugees over the last nine months.
More than two million Iraqis have left their war-ravaged homeland.
The UN says about 50,000 more people leave Iraq each month, mostly to Jordan and Syria which want international help to ease the burden on their services.
The UN refugee agency says the mass displacement is threatening the region’s stability.