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The News Minute| June 9, 2014| 11.50 am IST As nurses from India were stranded in Iraq, many back home asked why the nurses chose to go to Iraq in the first place. Some accused them of pursuing a ‘rich career’; others called them ‘plain greedy’. That however is not the real story. Each one of those nurses ended up in Iraq to re-build their families. With most of them having taken educational loans, the burden of re-payment literally drove them away to Iraq. Kochipost, a news portal based out of Kerala has chronicled the stories of some of these nurses. Twenty seven year old Shalini from Patthanamthitta district has narrated how she paid close to 2 lakh to an agent to travel to Iraq in February this year, but returned dejected as the Iraqi government had not paid their three month salaries. What awaits Shalini is the task of rebuilding her life, once again. Read full story- Nurse: I preferred to die in Iraq than returning home without my salary

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