Stories about Refugees from January, 2008
Ukrainian news site Korrespondent.net posted a translation of a Sunday Times story on Ukraine's porous borders and illegal migration. The English-language original has received 16 reader comments so far, the Russian translation - 88 comments. While many readers admitted that the problem of illegal migration existed in Ukraine and that corruption among officials contributed to it, most did not seem happy about the Sunday Times' story.
IVAN vs JAAN writes about the EU stance towards Chechen asylum seekers – and about the ongoing row between the U.K. and Russia over the British Council.
From Lebanon, Marcy Newman revisits Nahr Al Bared and brings us to the date with the devastation left in the Palestinian refugee camp after last year's battle between Fateh Al Islam and the Lebanese Internal Security Forces.
Afghanistanica reports that according to a report from Bakhtar News Agency over 3000 Pakistani refugees from the Kurram Agency have arrived in Afghanistan over the last two days.