Appeals & Response Plans
- Egypt: Floods - Oct 2016
- Syria/Iraq: Polio Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Egypt: Floods - Jan 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Egypt: Landslide - Sep 2008
- Locusts - Aug 2004
- Egypt: Floods - Nov 1994
- Sudan/Egypt: Earthquakes - Aug 1993
- Egypt: Earthquake - Oct 1992
- Egypt: Floods Due To Canal Collapse - Dec 1991
Maps & Infographics
3 March, 2014
By Jesse Bernstein- Pennoyer Fellow/Senior Associate Refugee Protection Program, and Parastou Hassouri
AMMAN - Fatima is a single mother who fled Iraq after militia had kidnapped her father and brother. She herself was threatened for being the only female Iraqi employee of a U.S. company in Iraq. As a divorced woman in Amman, Fatima is particularly vulnerable; she is being stalked by a Jordanian man who physically abused her once and threatened to have her deported. Fatima's savings are also running out.
"As I've said many times, we must
be as careful getting out of Iraq as we were careless getting in."
President-elect Barack Obama, July 2008
"[...] we will launch a major humanitarian initiative to support Iraq's refugees and people. But Iraqis must take responsibility for their country. It is precisely this kind of approach-an approach that puts the onus on the Iraqis, and that relies on more than just military power-that is needed to stabilize Iraq."