Stories about Refugees from July, 2007
Child refugees in Iraq are desperate in Syria, reports Alive in Baghdad.
Instead of the usual political banter, this week's view into the Palestinian blogosphere will focus on women - join Jillian York for a glimpse into what female bloggers (or those blogging about females) are thinking.
Jordan and Syria are calling for international help to deal with the escalating crisis with the influx of Iraqi refugees, writes Natasha Tynes from Jordan.
The best blog posts from the Palestinian blogosphere are not always the happiest. While many around the world are celebrating the victory of the AKP in Turkey and the release of the final Harry Potter book, others are suffering, writes Jillian York.
Few people, including Japanese themselves, are aware of the dismal record of Japan's treatment of refugees, particularly its treatment of Kurdish refugees. After struggling for many years to make a home in Japan, Erdal Dogan and his family, who fled Turkey amid religious and ethnic persecution, have finally been forced to leave, luckily having been accepted as refugees in Canada. Japanese bloggers reflect on the departure with sadness and frustration.
KABOBfest is perplexed by the amount of hair growing from Fatah gunman Amjad Halawi's head. Halawi recently emerged after seven years on the lam.
Politics is the order of the day this week. Events in Iraq can be confusing at the best of times - so why not let Iraqi bloggers put things straight. But it is not all dry subjects, I also have snipers in Baghdad, two weddings and a funeral. And, if read to the end, the kittens are back!
In Greek mythology singing of the Sirens were so sweet and melodic that sailors were lured into the sea and met fateful deaths. On July 07, or the date known better as 07.07.07, music and melodies were used by Maldivians as they pondered about the fate that sea level rise...
Melissa is appalled that the murder of a famous politician is being brought into connection with the repatriation of the Meshkhetian Turks. The murder victim, Guram Sharadze, had always spoken against inviting the ethnic minority to return to Georgia.
What makes Ramallah so desirable and life in Gaza so confusing? And really, what are the limits of freedom? This week, we'll try to find the answers to those questions inside the Palestinian blogosphere.
From the sad news of a death of a 31-year-old mother waiting to cross into Palestine from the Rafah Crossing to celebrations over the release of kidnapped BBC journalist Alan Johnston, Palestinian blogs this week are abuzz with activity. Ayesha Saldanha reports how one Canadian-Palestinian blogger is ashamed to be an Arab and how another expresses her disbelief at how veiled women are being discriminated against in Jordan.
The Head Heeb looks at the social and economic implications of Tanzania's decision to expell refugees: “It's hard not to sympathize with Tanzania, which has done far more than its share as a refugee host country. Repatriating half a million refugees prematurely, however, will expose them to an uncertain future,...
Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports that the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) will hold its 7th meeting in Sarajevo on July 9-13, 2007: “Our conference theme, Responding to Genocide Before It's Too Late: Genocide Studies and Prevention, is always appropriate, of course, but also has an immediate resonance as we...