This is the first time I have read that Sudanese refugees were in Iraq, but according to this article they have been there since the 1980’s. Was Saddam importing slave workers who are being persecuted just as Saddam’s Palestinians are persecuted by those now on top of the heap in Iraq? Does anyone know?
GENEVA (AFP) — Nearly 100 Sudanese refugees mainly from Darfur have left a makeshift camp in the Iraqi desert for Romania as part of a resettlement programme, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.
The 97 refugees fled Sudan in the late 1980s, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement.
But their situation worsened dramatically in Iraq after the US-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, when they suffered “abuse, blackmail, eviction and assaults.”