Syrian refugees in Iraq risking lives to return home amid funding shortfall

from The Guardian
Published on 30 Aug 2013 View Original

Tens of thousands forced to choose between dire living conditions or perilous return home as lack of investment bites

Life for the 40,000 people who crossed the border from Syria into northern Iraq over the past two weeks will be extremely difficult.

After being closed for three months, the Peshkhabour crossing between Syria and Iraq reopened on 15 August. Tens of thousands of fleeing Syrians who had been stuck on the border were finally able to reach safety, with more continuing to cross each day.

Read the full report on the Guardian.