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.
Naba and her brother were kidnapped from the streets of Baghdad on the way home from school. They were returned to their parents after a ransom was paid. Now living in Amman, Jordan, Naba still feels afraid and worries every day about the safety of her cousins back home.
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