Refugees from Iraq
Learn about refugees from Iraq through the following COR Center resources:
Enhanced Refugee Backgrounder: In-depth information about refugee groups from Iraq, including history, conditions in asylum, cultural features of the different communities, religion, language, education, and resettlement considerations
Iraqi Perceptions Regarding Resettlement: Two Iraqi refugees (one who came to the U.S. via Jordan, the other via Turkey) share their thoughts on some issues regarding Iraqi perceptions of resettlement.
Why Iraqis come and what they have lost: Some Iraqi CO participants identify what they will gain by resettling in the United States, and what they have lost or will lose by doing so. This document may be interesting for members of receiving communities as well as refugee service providers.
Refugee Seniors in the United States video: This 11 minute video includes an interview with a refugee senior from Iraq, as well as other refugee seniors. See below the video for related materials, including the video script and questions for consideration, in English, Modern Standard Arabic, and additional translations.
RSC Middle East and North Africa CO Program Highlight: features information about Iraqi refugees, the case load served by the RSC Middle East and North Africa program (offering CO in Amman, Damascus, Cairo, and Baghdad), classes and general environment for CO attendees, and considerations for domestic resettlement agencies.
RSC Turkey and Middle East CO Program Highlight: features information about Iraqi refugees, the case load served by RSC Turkey and Middle East (largely within Turkey, but also in Beirut, Lebanon, and in a few other locations), classes and general environment for CO attendees, and considerations for domestic resettlement agencies.
The Iraqi Kurds - Their History and Culture: This Culture Profile provides background information on the Iraqi Kurds and discusses the ways in which their culture and history might impact their resettlement in the United States.