Creating Refugees

Like other wars throughout history, the U.S. post-9/11 wars have caused millions of

people—the vast majority, civilians—to fear for their lives and flee in search of safety.

Millions have fled air strikes, bombings, artillery fire, drone attacks, gun battles, and rape.

People have fled the destruction of their homes, neighborhoods, hospitals, schools, jobs,

and local food and water sources. They have escaped forced evictions, death threats, and

large-scale ethnic cleansing set off by the U.S wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in particular.


Full titleCreating Refugees: Displacement Caused by the United States‘ Post-9/11 Wars
PublisherCosts of War Project, Brown University
Media typeArticle
Topics Military Missions, Perspectives on Migration
Regions All Regions

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