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Created by John Eipper on 05/30/19 11:54 PM

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My Evacuation from Iraq (Tamara Zuniga-Brown, USA, 05/30/19 11:54 pm)

John E asked about my evacuation from Iraq, where I served on the faculty of the Catholic University in Erbil. I was grabbing something to eat after a long day of work when reports about the immediate evacuation of American non-essential government personnel had alarmed my loved ones enough to check in. Long story short, I had taken great care to enroll in the DOS STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) and had not received any notification, so I called to verify with the US Consulate and asked about my particular protocol. Needless to say, I was very surprised when I was informed evacuations had already taken place the day before, and ACS (American Citizens Services) was no longer available. Thank heavens, the Archbishop is always true to his word!

As for CUE, they're still up and running! It's only in its third year of operation and there aren't many international Western faculty.

I specifically didn't include this in my earlier public entry, because I felt it would further complicate an already interesting dynamic and might even be more detrimental to perceptions and assumptions--i.e., DOS, persecuted religious ethnic minorities, etc. However, I happily give you the back story.

Enjoy Poland!

JE comments:  Once again, so relieved that you're safe, Tamara!  What are the factors responsible for the worsening security situation in Iraq?  Does it primarily have to do with the showdown between neighboring Iran and the US?

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