Index World Press Photo
September 2011 | Edition Fifteen     

Muntaser, a young Iraqi refugee, sleeps on the floor in an apartment shared with six other refugees in the area known as Sad el-Bousharya in Beirut, August 18, 2007. It has become an Iraqi Christian ghetto in the last few years. Sectarian violence and civil war in Iraq are pushing more and more Iraqis to seek refuge in neighboring counties where more than two million have settled, according to the UNHCR. It is the biggest refugee crisis in the Middle East since the creation of Israel in 1948.

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