Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Iraqi Refugees: A Humanitarian Crisis? by To implement its 2008 goal and objectives for Iraqi refugees, the State primarily funded and monitored the efforts of its implementing partners, which included international organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGO). These activities provided Iraqi refugees and host country populations with vocational training, health care, food, education and financial support. However, the State did not clearly link program achievements to its started goal and objectives for Iraqi refugees. As a result, the State has had limited information to assess and report its progress in reaching its goal and objectives and improve program effectiveness. U.S. and international efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to Iraqi refugees in neighbouring countries are impeded by a lack of reliable estimates on the needs of Iraqi refugees. This book explains how the U.S. government and UNHCR face challenges in offering solutions for Iraqi refugees. In addition, this book provides an analysis of the current crisis, including an overview of the conditions for those displaced in Iraq and the refugee situations in Syria, Jordan and elsewhere. It also provides information on the U.S. and international response and examines refugee resettlement options in the United States. This book consists of public documents which have been located, gathered, combined, reformatted, and enhanced with a subject index, selectively edited and bound to provide easy access.
Publication Date: 2010-07-01
Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage by For nearly two decades, the US and its allies have prosecuted war and aggression in Iraq. Erasing Iraq shows in unparalleled detail the devastating human cost. Western governments and the mainstream media continue to ignore or play down the human costs of the war on Iraqi citizens This has allowed them to present their role as the benign guardians of Iraqi interests. The authors deconstruct this narrative by presenting a portrait of the total carnage in Iraq today as told by Iraqis and other witnesses who experienced it firsthand. Featuring in-depth interviews with Iraqi refugees in Syria, Jordan and Western countries, Erasing Iraq is a comprehensive and moving account of the Iraqi people's tragedy.
Publication Date: 2010-05-03
Iraq : Society & Culture Highlights of This Profile Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Iraq will get you up to speed on all aspects of culture in Iraq, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette... This report offers a complete package for business professionals, travelers, travel agents and planners, exchange groups; government officials, diplomats; public relations, marketing, advertising, and media specialists; trade professionals; educational institutions; students; religious organizations; missionaries; non-profit groups; non-governmental organizations (NGOs); overseas aid organizations; persons relocating to Iraq; and anyone interested in learning about Iraqi culture. It is an outstanding resource for those who wish to understand the people of Iraq.
Publication Date: 2011
Interpreters of Occupation: Gender and the Politics of Belonging in an Iraqi Refugee Network by During the Iraq War, thousands of young Baghdadis worked as interpreters for US troops, becoming the front line of the so-called War on Terror. Deployed by the military as linguistic as well as cultural interpreters-translating the "human terrain" of Iraq-members of this network urgently honed identification strategies amid suspicion from US forces, fellow Iraqis, and, not least of all, one another. In Interpreters of Occupation, Campbell traces the experiences of twelve individuals from their young adulthood as members of the Ba'thist generation, to their work as interpreters, through their navigation of the US immigration pipeline, and finally to their resettlement in the United States. Throughout, Campbell considers how these men and women grappled with issues of belonging and betrayal, both on the battlefield in Iraq and in the US-based diaspora. A nuanced and richly detailed ethnography, Interpreters of Occupation gives voice to a generation of US allies through their diverse and vividly rendered life histories. In the face of what some considered a national betrayal in Iraq and their experiences of otherness within the United States, interpreters negotiate what it means to belong to a diasporic community in flux.
Publication Date: 2016-05-02