Living in shadows: Iraqi Refugees: Iraq_RefugeeE-01

Najlaa kisses a gravestone of her husband who died from a brain cancer 4 months ago at a Christian cemetery in outskirts of Amman, Jordan November 9, 2007. They are Sabian (Mandean), ethnic minority in Iraq, who are on the verge of extinction in Iraq due to the ethnic violence. Her husband and his family was waiting for the resettlement to another country for his medical treatment. Christian cemetery is the only place she can burry her husband. She has to pay extra because he has to be buried in different direction with no cross (Sabian is not Christian). They claimed that, after a Baghdad neighborhood they lived in were hit by missile with depleted uranium, its residents started suffering from brain cancer with unkonw cause.

Najlaa kisses a gravestone of her husband who died from a brain cancer 4 months ago at a Christian cemetery in outskirts of Amman, Jordan November 9, 2007. They are Sabian (Mandean), ethnic minority in Iraq, who are on the verge of extinction in Iraq due to the ethnic violence. Her husband and his family was waiting for the resettlement to another country for his medical treatment. Christian cemetery is the only place she can burry her husband. She has to pay extra because he has to be buried in different direction with no cross (Sabian is not Christian). They claimed that, after a Baghdad neighborhood they lived in were hit by missile with depleted uranium, its residents started suffering from brain cancer with unkonw cause.