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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.