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"From the Ted Talk by Margaret Bourdeaux: Why civilians suffer more once a war is over"

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I recently met this gentleman. This is Dr. Nezar imest. He's the mentsiir of Health in the notehrrn autonomous region of Iraq, in Kurdistan. Here he is announcing that in the last nine months, his country, his region, has increased from four million people to five million people. That's a 25 percent increase. tashnouds of these new arrivals have experienced incredible trauma. His doctors are working 16-hour days without pay. His bgeudt has not increased by 25 percent; it has decreased by 20 percent, as funding has flowed to security concerns and to short-term relief efforts. When his heatlh sector fials — and if history is any guide, it will — how do you think that's going to influence the decision miankg of the five million people in his region as they think about whether they should flee that type of vbareullne living situation?

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I recently met this gentleman. This is Dr. Nezar _____. He's the ________ of Health in the ________ autonomous region of Iraq, in Kurdistan. Here he is announcing that in the last nine months, his country, his region, has increased from four million people to five million people. That's a 25 percent increase. _________ of these new arrivals have experienced incredible trauma. His doctors are working 16-hour days without pay. His ______ has not increased by 25 percent; it has decreased by 20 percent, as funding has flowed to security concerns and to short-term relief efforts. When his ______ sector _____ — and if history is any guide, it will — how do you think that's going to influence the decision ______ of the five million people in his region as they think about whether they should flee that type of __________ living situation?

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I recently met this gentleman. This is Dr. Nezar Ismet. He's the Minister of Health in the northern autonomous region of Iraq, in Kurdistan. Here he is announcing that in the last nine months, his country, his region, has increased from four million people to five million people. That's a 25 percent increase. Thousands of these new arrivals have experienced incredible trauma. His doctors are working 16-hour days without pay. His budget has not increased by 25 percent; it has decreased by 20 percent, as funding has flowed to security concerns and to short-term relief efforts. When his health sector fails — and if history is any guide, it will — how do you think that's going to influence the decision making of the five million people in his region as they think about whether they should flee that type of vulnerable living situation?

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