ABOUT IRAQI REFUGEE STORIES Jennifer Utz (www.jennyjo.com) is a videojournalist who has been covering the Iraqi refugee crisis since the fall of 2006. She was one of the first US-based journalists to highlight the extent of the crisis. Her first report aired on Democracy Now in February 2007. Subsequent reports aired on ABC World News Tonight, France 24, and Current TV.
Ahmad worked as a translator for the US Coalition Forces in Iraq. He bonded with the Marines he was working with, and felt as if they had become a family. He left the country after a fellow translator and friend was murdered, and he began to fear for his own safety.
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