New MPI Report Provides Comprehensive Overview of Regional Developments, U.S. Response and the Latest Data
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The financial, social and increasingly political burden of hosting 2.2 million Iraqi refugees has been left to countries in the Middle East, namely Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, while 2.3 million internally displaced Iraqis face closed internal borders and dwindling resources. In total, 4.5 million Iraqis have been displaced from their homes, including those displaced before the 2003 U.S. invasion.
A new MPI report entitled “The Iraqi Refugee Crisis: The Need for Action” breaks down the internally displaced Iraqi population by religion and highlights the key challenges of the Iraqi refugee crisis:
The report, which contains maps and tables, is available online here.