While the UN talks, new tide of Iraqi refugees threatens to drown relief efforts

September 22, 2016 5:15 PM

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While the UN talks, new tide of Iraqi refugees threatens to drown relief efforts

The first swells of a mammoth new refugee flood are starting to overwhelm international relief efforts in northern Iraq, as more than a million residents in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul are beginning to flee before a vicious battle is joined between ISIS and forces trying to displace the terrorist forces.

They are the latest, enormously disruptive chapter of what President Obama termed a global refugee crisis of “epic proportions” at a special, 32-nation summit he convened on Tuesday at the United Nations.

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