Radioactivity: The Iraq refugee crisis10/30/07 Robert Lorei
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Noah Merrill spent four months living and working among Iraqi refugees in Jordan and Syria.
Merrill conducted interviews, worked to secure release for detainees, advocated for aid to Iraqi families and consulted with UNHCR missions. He now coordinates the Direct Aid Initiative, a project of the Electronic Iraq news and analysis website, where he is a regular contributor, providing medical care to displaced Iraqis.
During this interview he talked about: -the dimensions of the displacement of Iraqis -living conditions inside and outside Iraq -the degree of inter-religious conflict -the failure of the U.S. to allow Iraqi refugees to come to the U.S. in big numbers
He has worked on conflicts and peacebuilding efforts in Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Noah is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Noah Merrill, a Quaker aid worker and activist, will discuss his work with Iraqi refugees in Jordan and Syria on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Merrill's lecture is entitled The Iraqi Displacement Crisis & Why It Matters is at 7 p.m., Auditorium 1023â€A, USF College of Public Health.