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In Testimony before Senate, International Medical Corps CEO Urges U.S. to Increase Support for Displaced Iraqis
Date:3/31/2009

LOS ANGELES, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the United States prepares to reduce troop levels in Iraq, the health and welfare of as many as 4.7 million displaced civilians in the region remain at great risk unless there is high-level U.S. engagement and a strategy for addressing Iraq's socioeconomic needs.

In prepared remarks delivered Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, International Medical Corps President & CEO Nancy Aossey provided an overview of Iraqi displacement, as well as recommendations for addressing the crisis.

"All too many of the millions of displaced Iraqis are suffering the predictable ills of substandard life," according to Aossey. "They are experiencing deteriorating health, plummeting income levels, reduced education, poor, overcrowded living conditions, and the psychological weight of living a life on hold, uncertain when it might end."

On a political level, the internal displacement of nearly 10 percent of its population has had a devastating impact on Iraq's economic prospects and saddled the government with daunting social and political problems. Outside Iraq, the presence of such a large and economically limited refugee population has added an additional burden on host nations already struggling to provide for their own.

While the number of newly displaced families in Iraq has dropped significantly in the past 18 months, there are still an estimated 2.7 million people displaced inside Iraq, and up to two million others believed to have fled to neighboring Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.

The majority of those heading home have cited improved security conditions as their reason for moving back. But Aossey warns that the international community must not push for accelerated returns before the proper conditions are achieved, otherwise new, possibly more dangerous problems can
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