Tim Irwin

Spokesman for the UN Refugee Agency

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Spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, based in Washington, DC

Tim Irwin on KCRW

Before the Iraq war began, the Pentagon was planning for a mass exodus of refugees.  When the initial invasion went so fast, that was one of the many predictions that did not come…

UN Says Iraqi Refugee Crisis Going Unnoticed

Before the Iraq war began, the Pentagon was planning for a mass exodus of refugees.  When the initial invasion went so fast, that was one of the many predictions that did not come…

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Baghdad today experienced what may be the largest mass kidnapping since the US invasion as 150 people were abducted from four floors of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific…

More Kidnappings, Iraqis Leave the Country in Large Numbers

Baghdad today experienced what may be the largest mass kidnapping since the US invasion as 150 people were abducted from four floors of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific…

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