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· May, 2006

Stories about Refugees from May, 2006

Kurdistance: NGO Project Update

Ok, so maybe the title of today's post is a little bit of a misnomer, but our commentators today all mention NGO projects…and I'll give you some extra links to...

North Korea: Defectors granted asylum

Among the several interesting stories found in The Korea Liberator blogger Joshua's Korea Diary this week is a happy ending for four North Koreans who recently sought to defect.

Indonesia: Java Quake Help Wiki Needs Online Volunteers

In response to the Java Quake of 27th May, 2006, the World Wide Help Group have set up the Java Quake Help Wiki and since it was set up, in...

Barbados: Senegalese “death boat”

“What circumstances did these men come from that drove them to make a desperate trip to a strange new land in search of a better life? How must the people...

Russia: The Plight of Russian-Germans

J. Otto Pohl writes about one Russian-German family's road to political asylum in the U.S., the plight of the Russian-Germans during WWII and now, and the “deep-rooted Germanophobia among the...

Sudan: Refugees in Israel

Passion of the Present comments on the uncertain life of Sudanese refugees in Israel

Senegal: Conversations on Drowned Migrants

Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme has been keeping a close eye on thousands of migrants from Senegal who have attempted to reach Europe on clandestine rafts since the beginning of the year....

Zimbabwe: UK Asylum seekers

The Bearded Man reports on the Zimbabwean asylum ruling in the UK...”According to Home Office figures on Tuesday, Zimbabwean asylum-seeker numbers jumped 96 percent to 755 from January to March...

African Refugees in Australia

Enough is Enough is a drama ” on the implications of the family law for the new migrants and refugees.” The play is supported by the African Communities Council in...

North Korea: Comfort women escape

Two questions from reading posts from Joshua and James J. Na today at The Korea Liberator: Do comfort women still exist in North Korea today? Does Kimchi cause cancer?

Martinique: Reaction to mtvU's “Darfur is Dying” Game

Martinique-based Le Blog de [Moi] reacts to “Darfur is Dying,” an mtvU online simulation game featuring a family attempting to flee Darfur. The game is designed to raise consciousness about...

Sudan: Living in Southern limbo

The Passion of the Present points to two stories in Newsday on building new lives in post war southern Sudan. No work and no school and little change.

Africa: Clandestine Emigration

Seckasysteme would like to see (Fr) “a summit of West African heads of state so that clandestine emigration can be uprooted and so as to find a durable solution to...

Belarus: Political Refugees; Disinformation on Asylum Seekers

Leo Finkel of Maidan International writes about a press conference given by Belarusian political refugees in Kyiv; according to him, the number of Belarusian political asylum seekers will grow in...

Belarus: Fake Dissident

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about Mikhail Vashkevitch, an impostor in the Belarusian opposition's ranks, about to lose his asylum in Bulgaria: “I wish we were back to the times when...

DRC: Demonstration for Congolese in Belgium

Renouveau Congolais announces (Fr) that Debout Pour Le Congo [Stand Up for Congo] is organizing a demonstration today in Liege, Belgium against the “regular explusion [of Congolese] in collaboration with...

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: Al-Nakba Continues

Al-Nakba (or ‘the catastrophe’), the day Israel declared its independence on May 14th 1948, has been the main topic of this past week. For many Palestinian bloggers Al-Nakba means remembering...

Uzbekistan: St. Louis Revolutionary

Registan.net writes about Bakhodir Choriev, the Uzbek revolutionary of St. Louis, who is trying to organize protest against the Uzbek government from the United States.

Extensive Flooding in Suriname

HEAVY FLOODING has affected more than 157 villages in Suriname over the past 48 hours and 15,000 people have been displaced already. “Operation Falawatra” (Operation “Low Tide”), the government's aid...

Indonesia: Failed state index

Sarapanekonomi does not agree with the latest index of Failed States in 2006 published by an organisation called Funds for Peace. The post lists couple of obvious examples supporting the...

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