This is kind of a follow-up to NEWSFLASH! People Actually Live in Iraq, a piece I posted Jan. 15. At that time, reports were that there were as many as 800,000 iraqi refugees in Syria alone. It turns out that the numbers are much higher and the situation for displaced iraqis is getting worse.
Aid workers have warned of a growing crisis for refugees who have fled Iraq.
A humanitarian spokesman told the BBC that neighbouring countries where most Iraqis have fled to are closing their doors "one by one" to Iraqis.
About 2m Iraqis live in increasingly difficult conditions in countries like Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon.
The rest of the world has almost completely ignored the problem and the crisis is coming to a head, spokesman Kasaram Mufarah said.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that there are more 1,000,000 iraqi refugees in Syria, 700,000 in Jordan, between 20,000 and 80,000 in Egypt, 40,000 in Lebanon, and 1.7 million internally displaced in Iraq.
"Most of the borders of the neighbouring countries of Iraq are very difficult to pass," said Mr Kasaram, who co-ordinates the work of aid agencies in Iraq. "And the western countries are becoming more and more difficult, so it seems that the doors are closing one by one around the world on the face of Iraqis."