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pritheworld:

This map reflects calls for funding in three key sectors (health, education, and services) outlined by the 2013 investment map released by the Iraqi National Investment Commission, the face of private investment in Iraq and the Government’s voice of investment needs.

Sources: Iraq National Investment Commission. Ethnic boundaries are drawn based on the work of Dr. M. Izady at Columbia University’s Gulf 2000 project, and the Empirical Studies of Conflict.

pritheworld:

In the effort to win the “hearts and minds” of Iraqis, two leading international development agencies have spent considerable funding rebuilding Iraq, since 2006. This map begs the question of whether the Sunni community has been disproportionately served.

Source: In some cases, USAID and the World Bank do not disclose the location of a project for security reasons. This map reflects the projects made publicly available through the USAID and World Bank online databases as of June 19, 2014. Ethnic boundaries are drawn based on the work of Dr. M. Izady at Columbia University’s Gulf 2000 project, and the Empirical Studies of Conflict.

PRI’s The World produced a special edition on returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Veterans, and friends and family of veterans, were asked to share their stories about what their homecoming has been like.

Responses poured in. Here are just some of the stores.

(Photo: A US soldier hugs his girlfriend at a homecoming ceremony to welcome his unit home at Fort Hood. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson))

pritheworld:

People have been sharing their thoughts about 9/11. Lots of different perspectives! Add yours.