About 2 million people within Iraq have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the violence in the central and southern areas of the country. Some have no other option but to live in terrible conditions.
In July and August, 2007, LCHR field research fellow LaChelle Amos spent six weeks in Iraq, conducting research and contributing to the organization’s on-the-ground projects. Ms. Amos is a 2008 MA Candidate in American University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program within the School of International Service. Her report appears here in three parts: