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Persecution:
- Overview:
Changing world
- A refugee's story
- Slideshow:
50 years of refugees
- Slideshow:
Refugee portraits
- Talking point:
UNHCR chief Ruud
Lubbers took your
questions
The Journey
Life in a foreign land
The way ahead
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Persecution: Slideshow: 50 years of refugees
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The Iraqi Kurds
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The Iraqi Kurds
More than 1.5 million Kurds fled northern Iraq in 1991, following Saddam Hussein's military campaign against a Kurdish rebellion. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Kurds were stranded in snow-covered peaks after Turkey refused to allow them over the border. Many did not survive.
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