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Syria Now Home to a Million ‘Pillow Drivers’

Inter Press Service By Maki al-Nazzal and Dahr Jamail*

DAMASCUS, Mar 24 (IPS) - More than a million Iraqis in Syria cannot find work. For their idleness, they have come to be called the "pillow drivers".

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says there are at least 1.5 million Iraqi refugees in Syria. If they seek work, they will lose their status as refugees.

And so Iraqi refugees who were once doctors, engineers, athletes, artists . . .

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