Iraqi Refugees and Prostitution

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Deborah Amos, a veteran correspondent of the Middle East, goes inside the the underworld of prostitution among Iraqi Refugees. These women have been forced into this occupation for a myriad of reasons, chief among them is the fact that some host countries, such as Syria (which is detailed in this piece) bar refugees from employment. Thus refugee women are forced into deplorable situations to support themselves and their families.
Read the Full Article here:
Dancing For their Lives – Deborah Amos – Foreign Policy

And, for a little more info, Deborah Amos, the author of this article (as well as the upcoming book: Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile and Upheaval in the Middle East ) is interviewed by everyone’s favorite COIN theorist, Abu Muqawama. In it she talks about her thoughts about the future of Iraqi’s Refugees, and on a lighter note, her love affair with Middle Eastern cuisine.


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