Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Trailer Park With International Flavours

Basra, Iraq may be the the only location in the world where an office of the US Embassy is located in a trailer park.

Known as the REO (Regional Embassy Office) the trailer park is home to 200 State Department personnel, contractors, security guards, and representatives of international agencies.
With people from Bosnia, Bangladesh, Jordon and Uganda is not suprising to hear a variety of languages within the REO. Living is crowded with some rooms housing up to four.
But despite the living conditions, or perhaps because of them, a sense of brotherhood and common mission exists in the REO. Maybe if the world lived closer together we'd be closer as a world.

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