Democracy Now: UN: Iraq Still Faces Humanitarian Crisis


The United Nations refugee agency says Iraq is still facing a humanitarian crisis with 1.5 million people still internally displaced in the country. Daniel Endres, the representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Iraq, said there is widespread concern that Iraq’s humanitarian crisis will be forgotten as attention shifts elsewhere.

Daniel Endres: “It’s very important that post-conflict or transition countries—because part of it is still conflict—receive sufficient support for a certain period, because statistics show that the majority of post-conflict situations plunge back into conflict within seven years. And very often you can trace it back to a lack of attention or not sustained support in these critical post-conflict years.”

~ by wheresthemic on August 31, 2010.

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