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Iraq’s internally displaced peoples

A new UN report says nearly 19,000 civilians were killed in Iraq between January 2014 and October 2015 and that ISIS crimes may be considered “genocide.” Syrian refugees have also dominated the news but there has been an ongoing and growing refugee crisis in Iraq since the 2003 war. The Kurdistan region has dealt with internally displaced people in numbers approaching two million. And the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) recently warned that humanitarian aid groups will face massive obstacles to helping civilians in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, as Iraqi forces prepare to try and take back the city from ISIS. We’ll talk about what’s happening in Iraq with Nehad El Gamal, Iraq country director for Heartland Alliance International. Guest: Nehad El Gamal is the Iraq country director for Heartland Alliance International. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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