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A UNHCR Ramadan food tent for Iraqi refugees and needy Jordanians in Khreibet al Souq, eastern Amman.
A UNHCR Ramadan food tent for Iraqi refugees and needy Jordanians in Khreibet al Souq, eastern Amman.

Many Iraqis fleeing the war and violence in Iraq have found refuge in Jordan.  Entrapped and invisible for fear of deportation, a large majority of an estimated 1.4 million refugees and asylum seekers reside in Amman where they live economically and socially marginalized.  They represent some of the psychological "collateral damage" of the Iraq war, victims of US and international community's oblivion.

Dr. Laure Bjawi-Levine is a Post Doctoral Reserach Fellow in Anthropology at Santa Clara University

 
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