Since 2003, more than 4 million Iraqis have been uprooted as a result of the violent unraveling of their country. Of those, approximately 2 million are internally displaced within Iraq and another estimated 2 million have sought refuge in surrounding countries. According to the latest estimates, more than 750,000 Iraqis have settled in Jordan, which according to UNRWA.
This joint initiative will bring together 30 youth (ages 18-30) from Iraq, Jordan and the U.S. with the goal of better understanding the root causes of the crisis that has led to 4 million displaced Iraqis. The program places the crisis within a larger regional and global context; identifying concrete ways in which they can take steps towards addressing the situation.