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People Fleeing Islamic State-Controlled Areas Flood Baghdad03:44

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Baghdad's neighborhoods are home to increasing numbers of people who have fled areas controlled by the so-called Islamic State militants.

Many of those displaced come from Anbar province, west of Baghdad. They need aid, and it's a struggle for the government and international community to get it to them, as the BBC's Ahmed Maher reports from Baghdad.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.


  • Ahmed Maher, reporter for the BBC.

This segment aired on March 20, 2015.

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