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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.
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LAITH’S STORY

Laith was given the unimaginable task of finding his murdered father’s body in a Baghdad morgue. Searching through 350 dead bodies before he found his father’s, Laith discovered his father had been cruelly tortured. The shock caused Laith to temporarily lose his sight. Even today he struggles with vision problems.

 


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Because refugees may fear for their personal safety or the safety of their families still in Iraq, we have received permission from each individual featured on this site. For those who requested it, we have obscured their faces.