Refugees International is holding an event today: Seven Years of War in Iraq, to commemorate 7 years since the beginning of the war in Iraq, which also happens to mark 30 years since the passage of the Refugee Act of 1980.
Several dignitaries will be present to talk about what the future holds for Iraq’s refugees. Among them will be HM Queen Noor of Jordan, who is on RI’s board and has done landmark work on humanitarian issues, among them raising awareness about the world’s refugees. Several members of congress will be present, including Senator Leahy, who within the last few days introduced the Refugee Protection Act of 2010, which will greatly increase the ability of the United States to bring in those who have been violated and dispossessed.
Take a look at Bill S. 3113 Refugee Protection Act of 2010
We will be sure to follow up with info from the event here on TLP.