Iraqi Refugees in the United States: In Dire Straits
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
New York, NY: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
June 2009, 36 pages
This report focuses on the adjustment of Iraqi refugees in two American cities, Phoenix and Atlanta. BRYCS’ audiences may be particularly interested in the section on Iraqi widows, many of whom are arriving alone with young children. As single parents with often little previous work experience, it is especially difficult for these young widows to acquire secure jobs in the U.S., which affects the well-being of their entire families.