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Iraq's Intellectual Elite Continues to Flee the Country

As the country continues to bound from one crisis to the next, its most educated citizens are succeeding in their new homes.
Iraq's brain drain has created an extreme shortage of in-country doctors, like this one, treating a little boy in Hamam al-Alil refugee camp on April 5th.
08_18_IraqBrainDrain_02 Source: Carl Court/Getty

It’s been 12 years since Omar Hassan Majed fled Baghdad, but it sometimes feels as if he never left home.

Hustling from room to room at his oncology clinic in Amman, Jordan, he jokes with the Iraqi nursing staff and drinks tea with the resident

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