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· February, 2008

Stories about Refugees from February, 2008

Sri Lanka: Refugees in India

groundviews on the fate of refugees who leave Sri Lanka and flee to India.

Afghanistan: Refugees Urge BBC to Take Action

Mohammad posts an open letter of independent writers, journalists, student associations, human rights activists and Afghanistani Diaspora living in the UK to the head of BBC, raising concerns about the...

The groundswell of opposition to AFRICOM from African bloggers

At the tail-end of U.S. President George Bush’s six-day, five-country farewell tour of Africa came the announcement the Pentagon’s plans for a second U.S. military base on the continent of...

Japan: Gov't to admit Burmese refugees

At the Glocom blog, there is news that the Japanese government is planning to admit refugees from Burma now staying in Thailand.

Caribbean: Castro – End of an Era?

The buzz in the regional blogosphere for the last 24 hours has undoubtedly been the retirement of Cuban leader Fidel Castro after nearly 50 years at the helm of the...

China: Spielberg, the Olympics, and oil

Chinese bloggers shocked world media and those calling for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics this week with blog posts revealing a wide variety of Chinese opinions both independent from...

Iraq: Jordan Pardons Overstaying Iraqis

“The Jordanian street is today boiling after the lifting the subsidiaries off the economy, which sent prices to the roof ; meanwhile, after ranting about the cost of Iraqi refugees...

China: Darfur, a reason to say No?

Is the Darfur issue a reason to say No to the 2008 Beijing Olympics? Spielberg nodded recently, while Mr. Bush shrugged, and Beijing frowned. But how about the common people...

Colombia: United in a March Against the FARC

For the first time in Colombia´s history, an initiative which began on the internet managed to become a massive, worldwide event in just one month. The February 4th demonstration against...

China: Storm in the way home

China is wading on its icy way home. I hope to record how common people face the most serious snowstorm and sleet disaster China met in as long as 50...

Armenia: Asylum

Unzipped raises the case of a 16-year old Armenian asylum seeker in the UK and asks if anyone can shed more light on the case.

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