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IRAP on BBC/PRI’s “The World” re: Plight of Iraqi Refugees in Syria

Listen to IRAP’s Director, Becca Heller, discuss the current dilemma facing Iraqi refugees in Syria with Marco Werman on “The World” by BBC/Public Radio International from Beirut. Iraqis in Syria face the Hobson’s choice of deciding whether to remain in an increasingly dangerous situation in Damascus or return to Iraq at the risk of further persecution. IRAP’s clients are afraid even to renew their visas for fear that the Syrian government will order them deported, and many cannot even leave their houses.