"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.U.N.: More than 4 million Iraqis displaced - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com
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."
The population of Iraq was only 28 million. Percentage-wise this is just a devastating number.
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