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.
In Amman, Jordan, members of Hind’s family must keep constant vigil over her. Inconsolable after the kidnapping and brutal killing of her father in Baghdad, Hind has suffered severe psychological problems, even attempting suicide. “When I lost my dad...I lost my future.”
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