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Default When Iraq's Middle Class Flee, They Often Get Poor

NPR News has just posted the following article:

When Iraq's Middle Class Flee, They Often Get Poor

Some Iraqi refugees in Syria are stuck in a no-man's land. Those who may want to return home to Iraq cannot do so, as Iraq's central government says it can't cope with a large influx of Iraqis. Aid organizations say refugees slip into severe poverty because they're mostly middle class professionals who lack the skills to thrive in a black-market economy.

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