Some people know first-hand just how bad the situation is in Iraq. Most of the world knows from news reports: print, electronic text, video clips, radio commentary. The BBC has some spectacular coverage including this article that makes very good use of an interactive map of the capital to show the location of the attacks but more importantly the shift in Sunni-Shia populations from 2006 to the present. Note that prior to 2006 much of the people lived in mixed neighborhoods. Now that is confined to the area in and around the highly protected green zone. What the maps do not show is how many people have fled the capital for other regions and for Jordan and Syria.