Tag: refugees

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    “They don’t believe that either change is possible there or that their money, or their resources, what they give, will actually translate into something different on the ground. That’s the crisis that we’re seeing,” says American Refugee Committee president Daniel Wordsworth. More

    November 23, 2011 | Comments

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    “The biggest challenge is the sheer volume of people,” says Tony Hall, former US ambassador to the UN World Food Program. Every day an estimated 1,500 malnourished refugees cross the Somalia-Kenya border to escape Somalia’s widening famine. More

    August 12, 2011 | Comments

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    “People never thought they would stay so long, for 60 years,” says Olfat Mahmoud, director of the Women’s Humanitarian Organization. There are some four and a half million Palestinian refugees. Many live in the West Bank and Gaza, while others took refuge in Arab states such as Lebanon. More

    June 20, 2008 | Comments

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    Mandeans share some rituals, symbols, and variations of stories found in Jewish and Christian scriptures but their belief system sets them fundamentally apart. More

    January 4, 2008 | Comments

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    The war in Iraq has forced millions to leave the country. Most refugees have stayed in the Middle East, but the country outside the region that’s taken in more Iraqis than any other is not the United States. It is Sweden, and as Fred de Sam Lazaro reports, the influx of refugees there is causing concern. More

    November 23, 2007 | Comments

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    In Darfur, in western Sudan, a perfect storm of religious, racial, political, military, and environmental conflicts produced warnings of a humanitarian disaster. But that has been averted for now by a massive relief effort. The situation is still dangerous, especially because of marauding fighters called the Janjaweed, but refugees are being cared for. More

    May 13, 2005 | Comments

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    Somali immigrants fleeing civil war first settled in Georgia and Tennessee. But they were alarmed at what they felt was an environment too promiscuous and too violent for their children. So they went on a search for a smaller, safer place to raise their families, and about a thousand ended up in Lewiston, Maine. More

    November 15, 2002 | Comments

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    There have been many estimates around the world about the desperation of people in Afghanistan. The country has suffered years of war and years of drought, and many advocate that this is the poorest country in the world. Before the current situation, Afghans were in tragic circumstances. Now, some of the people are starving and many are relocating to other areas in search of a better life.

    October 26, 2001 | Comments

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