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· March, 2006

Stories about Refugees from March, 2006

North Korea: Official defects

Joshua from The Korea Liberator compares the recent defection of a North Korean man rumored to be a diplomat with the 2003 defection of senior North Korean weapons official Bok...

Myanmar: asylum for refugees

Still on the “material support” issue that denies entry to Burmese refugees and asylum seekers to the U.S., Burma Underground writes a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush, the...

Sierra Leone: Asylum in Australia

African Migrants reports that 6 of the missing athletes have asked the Australian government for political asylum. Six of the 15 Sierra Leonean have been issued “Temporary Protection Visas”.

Armenia: Kjell Engebretsen Interview

Onnik Krikorian interviews Kjell Engebretsen, the Armenia Country Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

DRC at a Boiling Point

Over at UDPS Liege, blogger J. Kayembe Tshipamba lists (FR) all the reasons why he believes the DRC is headed towards an era reminiscent of the Mobutu years: free speech...

Panel on DRC Civil Society held in Belgium

At UDPS Liege, Damien Twambilangana questions (FR) Patient Bagenda's mobilization of his NGO Anti-Bwaki in favor of the DRC's new constitution. (The constitution was voted in by referendum last December....

Sudan: Darfur alert

Human Rights Action calls on 200,000 to stand in for the victims of atrocities in Darfur...”At least two million people have been forced to flee their homes—and are displaced in...

Liberia: Refugees

The Vision insists that refugees must have a say in the running of Buduburam refugee Settlement in Liberia....”It is also time that things become more proactive by giving refugees the...

Estonia: Report on Human Rights in Estonia

Giustino at Itching for Eestimaa comments on the Council of Europe's report on Estonia, which criticizes the country's treatment of minorities and neglect for the history of the Holocaust. Estonia...

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: After the Last Sky

News of the blogosphere… In sad breaking news from A STAND FOR JUSTICE, an Israeli sniper killed a 15-year-old Palestinian during a raid on West Bank: Amer Bassyouni, 15, was...

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