Joseph Sassoon - The Iraqi Refugees: The New Crisis in the Middle-East
Publisher: I. B. Tauris | 2009-01-15 | ISBN: 1845119193 | PDF | 256 pages | 10.65MBSince 2003, over 4 million Iraqis have been forced to flee their homes, in whatamounts to one of the largest people movements in modern times, far exceeding thePalestinian outflow after 1948. Despite media reports of an improved securitysituation in Iraq, the majority of refugees are still afraid to return. The social,economic, political and security consequences of such an event are huge. In thisrigorous and timely book, Joseph Sassoon explores the underlying trends of Iraq’srefugee flow: which class, ethnic and sectarian groups are going where and how.Based on extensive original research, he examines the economic impact of thisexodus on Iraq itself, and on the host countries of the region: Jordan, Syria andLebanon. He analyzes international policy on the refugee issue, and assesses theoptions for return and resettlement. The Iraqi Refugees is the first definitive guide towhat will come to be seen as one of the most significant issues affecting the MiddleEast.
- Why did the refugees leave Iraq?- What made them choose a particular country of refuge?- What conditions are they living in?