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30 May 2012 description

Government says its resettlement programme has boosted numbers, though main driver seems to be fear of violence in host states.

By Khalid Waleed - Iraq
ICR Issue 392, 23 May 12

The wave of revolutions that has swept the Middle East and North Africa over the last year has driven large numbers of Iraqi refugees to go home, despite their reluctance to return to a still unstable country.

27 Mar 2012 description

As Sunni Islamists gain political power, minority faiths are likely to be vulnerable.

By Abeer Mohammed - Iraq
ICR Issue 388, 26 Mar 12

Protests in the Arab world seem to be moving from the ideal of establishing democracy towards increasing polarisation and sectarianism in the region.

19 Apr 2011 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.