Wednesday, June 6, 2007

U.N.: More than 4 million Iraqis displaced

"More than 4 million Iraqis have now been displaced by violence in the country, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday, warning that the figure will continue to rise.

The number of Iraqis who have fled the country as refugees has risen to 2.2 million, said Jennifer Pagonis, spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. A further 2 million have been driven from their homes but remain within the country, increasingly in “impoverished shanty towns,” she said."

U.N.: More than 4 million Iraqis displaced - Conflict in Iraq -

The population of Iraq was only 28 million. Percentage-wise this is just a devastating number.

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