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Bleak Future for Iraq's Displaced

Masad Ammar,* his wife and children recently fled their home in Abu Ghraib, Baghdad, after they received a threatening letter warning them that if they did not leave within three days, they would be killed. They grabbed what few belongings they could and fled. They now live with other displaced families in a former military facility. They have no electricity, water or sewer system, and insurgents have moved into their former home.


Down and Out in Calais

"The English Channel is a mere ditch which will be crossed when we decide to do so." So spoke Napoleon Bonaparte in November 1803 as he stood gazing at the white cliffs of Dover from Boulogne-sur-mer, where his army had set camp for the planned invasion of Britain.