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2011-04-12 15:10:51

New research suggests that a high number of Iraqi refugees are affected by brain and nervous system disorders, including those who are victims of torture and the disabled. The late-breaking research will be presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, April 9 "“ 16, 2011, in Honolulu. The United Nations estimates that there are several thousand Iraqi refugees living in the United States and the number is rising yearly. "There are an estimated 40 million...

2009-04-02 16:32:00

Experts to Analyze Needs of Displaced Iraqis as Security Improves in Iraq WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ken Bacon, president of Refugees International, and Kristele Younes, senior advocate at Refugees International, will analyze how the new security climate in Iraq has not yet translated into increased services for displaced Iraqis at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 9, in the Zenger Room, 529 14th St., N.W., 13th floor. (Logo:...

2008-12-18 12:47:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, January 12th, 2009 Matt Dillon and Sarah Jessica Parker will join Refugees International to host a one-night only performance of the critically acclaimed George Packer play, Betrayed, at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. The play follows the stories of three young Iraqi translators as they risk their lives for Americans in Iraq. The production, and the article in The New Yorker it was based on, drew national attention to the Iraqi...

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2008-12-17 16:38:49

Matt Dillon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Refugees International are to be the hosts of a one-night-only performance of George Packer's Betrayed in Washington. The play about three young Iraqi translators who risk their lives for Americans in Iraq is to be performed at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater Jan. 12. The production, and the article in The New Yorker it was based on, drew national attention to the Iraqi refugee crisis, Refugees International said in a news release. 'Betrayed'...

2008-08-12 09:00:43

First group of Iraqi refugees leave Egypt for home CAIRO, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- The first batch of Iraqi refugees in Egypt left Cairo for home on Monday, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported. At the Iraqi government expenses, the 250 Iraqis who are willing to return to Iraq gathered at Cairo airport and flew home on board a free-of-charge flight. The Iraqis have fled their home country after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Iraq's charge d'affaires in Egypt Saad Mohamed...