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.
Rawnaq and her family left Baghdad in November 2005 for Amman, Jordan. Although grateful she can provide safety for her two children, she worries about not being able to provide the healthy food they need. With little money to live on, many days Rawnaq is unable to even provide milk to her children.
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