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Dec 8, 2006

Uneasy Havens Await Those Who Flee Iraq (NY Times, Hassan M. Fattah)

The strain that immigrants are putting on Jordan and Syria is really quite large. About 3,000 Iraqis flee every day. Some cities in Syria and Jordan have seen a sudden explosion where now 1/3 of the people in a city are displaced Iraqis. It's affected rent and food prices and has started to make local populations uneasy. It's also starting to cause strains within the Shiite and Sunni communities of those countries. Egypt and Lebanon are feeling some hurt too.

This is a reminder of hwo far reaching the consequences of a little invasion can be.

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