Analysis: Syria’s forgotten refugees

IRIN -Thursday, 03 May 2012 (originally published 23 Apr)

Family filling out forms
An Iraqi family fills out forms to register as refugees near the Syrian capital, Damascus. Image: Julien Lennert/IRIN

UBAI, 23 April 2012 (IRIN) – It was 21 February 2006. The date is etched in Samia’s* mind.

She was in her kitchen making tea for her brother’s family, who was visiting her at her home in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, when gunfire broke out in the sitting room.

“It was as if there was a war in my home,” she recounted . . .

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