Causes Of Homelessness In Iraq

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Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural (SOCHUM) Country: Iraq Topic: Poverty/Refugees Background Over 20 percent of Iraqis live under the poverty line. The causes of homelessness in Iraq are varied. Precipitated by a series of conflicts including the Kurdish rebellions during the Iran-Iraq War (1980 to 1988), Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait (1990) and the Gulf War (1991), the subsequent sanctions against Iraq, and resulting in the violence during and after the American-led invasion and occupation of Iraq, millions have been forced by insecurity to flee their homes in Iraq. Iraqi refugees have resettled in urban centers across the world, rather than in refugee camps. Every country is struggling with some form of global conflict that is affecting its

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