Neighbours in tight quarters
Urging for calm. One good reason to hope Lebanon ~ Syrian tensions mellow out, from the Center of Excellence Iraq Humanitarian Assistance Report;
Refugees: A recent influx of Iraqis to Syria results in an estimated 700,000 refugees, reportedly causing housing shortages and overcrowding. (February 18 2005)
The flow of Iraqis entering Syria has increased in the past four months, with an estimated 700,000 Iraqis in Syria ... This means an increase of 400,000 Iraqis who have fled Iraq since October 2004, when Syrian officials reported 300,000 Iraqis in Syria. Reports of Iraqis living in Syria have varied from some 200,000 up to 1,000,000. As of December 2004, the official number of Iraqi refugees in Syria was 45,000. (Thursday, Feb-03-05)
The last thing anyone needs, a refugee crisis.
The Iraq Humanitarian Assistance Report is published three times a week on Monday Wednesday and Friday.