Stories about Refugees from August, 2006
The most horrible of things has just happened to me….my RSS feed for the Kurdish blogs, well for lack of a better term..hiccupped…and all of my feeds are gone. So in dealing with this crisis, today's post probably will leave a few people out. Thankfully all of my work is...
South Africa: Cape Town's Somali Genocide
Mike Golby, a South African blogger, struggles to understand the situation in Cape Town, where, as cosmopolitan as it seems, refugees find it difficult if not entirely impossible to integrate fully. For the Somali refugees, as he particularly notes, it’s hell on earth. “That they might be, but it seems...
Zimbabwe: Refugees suffer in South Africa
This is Zimbabwe highlighted the plight of Zimbabwean refugees who had been driven by thirst to steal water from a South African farm. “[The farmer's] anger began to change to empathy as he began to come across more and more wretched people that had died as a result of attacks...
Thailand: North Korean Refugees
Bangkok Pundit replies to a comment that was posted on a forum and was critical of Thailand's role in handling refugees from North Korea. Earlier this week, Thai police raided and detained 175 North Koreans who were hiding in a church home in Bangkok.
Lebanon: One Week after the Cease Fire
Most Lebanese Blogs still reflect on the war and its aftermath. Some post photos of Lebanese trying to regain their lives and their efforts to fix that which was damaged. Others write political and social analysis of what happened and what should be done in addition to some personal accounts. Here is a sample. Happy reading.
This Week In Palestine: Black & Blue
One week after the Israeli army brutally attacked a weekly non-violent legal demonstration against the wall in the village of Bil’in, August 18th saw yet another black and blue protest. ISM reports that this time the army showed a greater sense of preparation as they added water cannons to their...
Lebanon: Before and After the Cease Fire
Cease fire in the Israeli-Lebanese war officially began on Monday 14th August. Enteries in the Lebanese blogosphere were diverse starting from what went on during the last days of the war to predictions and analysis about the political consequences of the war on Lebanon. Some bloggers wrote about the effect of this conflict on their personal lives and attitudes. Others wrote about the reaction of their Jewish friends during the war. There are also some war jokes, anecdotes and war dialogues. Blogging and the reading of blogs turned out to be a source of solace and therapy for at least one blogger.
Kurdistance: Three Week Update
After a brief hiatus, I'm back and clicking away…three weeks have passed and we have a lot to cover…. At the end of July it was announced that Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman would be doing a promotional tour of the US and Europe to talk about The Other Iraq- Iraqi...
This Week In Palestinian Blogs: Summer Rain
August 11th saw another weekly non-violent protest in Bil’in take a wrong turn as the Israeli army attacked protesters with rubber bullets and sound grenades as they marched toward the Separation Wall. International Solitary Movement reported fourteen people injured including an Israeli activist. Bethlehem Bloggers has a first hand account...
Armenia: Leaving Lachin
Onnik Krikorian reports on the depopulation of the Lachin corridor, an area of land linking Armenia to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory. Residents attracted there with promises of land and work are now leaving.
Breastfeeding Day and Indonesian Minister Blog on Middle-East Conflict
When citizen journalists or ‘ordinary’ bloggers are making political statements on current Middle East conflicts between Israel and Lebanon, they are usually talking with their hearts. They write whatever they want to write without any consideration of impacts. But when a minister of the largest Muslim country in the world...
Uzbekistan: Andijon Refugees in US
Registan.net publishes a letter circulating amongst US resettlement workers who are helping resettle refugees from last year's violence in Uzbekistan's eastern city of Andijon. The letter addresses what the anonymous authors says are very serious problems that need to be addressed to prevent the refugees from returning to Uzbekistan.
Lebanon: 4th Week of Israel's War
This week is the fourth week of Israel’s war against Lebanon. The war is still the dominant subject of posts in the Lebanese blogosphere.
Lusosphere reactions to the world most blogged conflict
The conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon is shaking the blogosphere. The effects can be felt all over and as conversations arise everywhere, Lusophone bloggers aren't excluded. It is important to mention that Brazil is home to the biggest Lebanese diaspora population — some 8 million of Lebanese descent...
Lebanon: Qana II on the Third Week of Israeli War on Lebanon
The war Israel is waging on Lebanon continues to be the focal point of most bloggers in the Lebanese blogosphere. For the third week the posts cover topics such as experiences, expectations and reflections on this situation.