AAI Hosts Hill Briefing on Resettling Iraqi Allies

Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Blog
Caught in the maelstrom of waning media coverage and partisan politics on Iraq are some of the United States’ most indispensable allies�the thousands of Iraqi nationals who advanced the U.S. mission as military translators, journalists, and human rights activists. For the courageous individuals employed on behalf of the United States, the Islamic State's crusade in Iraq does not occasion a captivating news article or impassioned political debate. Rather, it is a crisis with life threatening implications.
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The House Hears Plea for More Humanitarian Aid to Syria

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Blog
By Nora Chamma Summer Intern, 2014 Last Wednesday, members of Congress gathered for a subcommittee hearing on the humanitarian situation in war-stricken Syria. The hearing featured a number of panelists representing medical and refugee relief agencies, Mercy Corps, CARE, and Global Communities to name a few, working both in and outside Syria.
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To Be a Friend is Fatal: Documentary Highlights Plight of Iraqi Nationals Who Worked with US Forces

Posted by on December 06, 2013 in Blog
By Marc Sabbagh Fall Intern, 2013 On November 20th, an important documentary highlighting the plight of Iraqi nationals who worked for the United States military forces during the Iraq war was screened on Capitol Hill. The List, produced by documentarian Beth Murphy, follows Kirk Johnson, founder of “The List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies,” which has helped around 1,500 Iraqis who assisted the United States and are in need of special visas navigate the U.S. refugee resettlement program.
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The ‘Forgotten People’: Palestinian Refugees From Syria

Posted on May 27, 2013 in Washington Watch
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in the Middle East with a rather full plate. I don't want to pile on more, but there is an issue connected to both the Syrian civil war and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict that must not be ignored.
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“Mission Not Accomplished: The Plight of Persecuted Iraqis Left Behind”

Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Blog
By Dalal Hillou Although U.S. troops have been pulled out of Iraq, our responsibility there is not over. There are people still relying on us, people who need our help to ensure their safety and to secure a steady, stable future. Why, then, are we leaving our allies behind?
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