Iraqis Move North to Escape Violence Northern Iraq has become home to many people trying to escape the violence further to the south. Kristele Younes, of the humanitarian group Refugees International, recently traveled there to interview displaced people.
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Iraqis Move North to Escape Violence

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Iraqis Move North to Escape Violence

Iraqis Move North to Escape Violence

Iraqis Move North to Escape Violence

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Northern Iraq has become home to many people trying to escape the violence further to the south. Kristele Younes, of the humanitarian group Refugees International, recently traveled there to interview displaced people.

She speaks with Renee Montagne about the problem. The United Nations estimates there are now 1.9 million internally displaced Iraqis.