Stories about Refugees from June, 2008
Michael J. Totten of Middle East Journal writes about and posts photos from his recent trip through the Balkans (93 comments); LimbicNutrition Weblog posts his response to Totten.
Say: Macedonia discusses a Spiegel article on the Greek-Macedonian conflict and writes about a case brought by the Aegean Macedonian refugees before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Jordanian ASKAdenia [Ar] is back home for a visit and notes several changes in his country. Among them is the skyrocket prices of fuel and other commodities, as well as the presence of large numbers of Iraqis.
Bech writes about prostitution in the Palestinian refugee camp of Sabra and elsewhere in Lebanon.
Joshua Foust writes a post about Kalasha – the term used to describe the many people in Aghanistan, but they are probably refugees from the Ghaznavid empire.
Zhao mu interview specialists about the resettlement of earthquake victims [zh]. As the whole Wenchuan region becomes an active earthquake zone, relief work would include a huge migration plan.
Michael from the opposite end of China urged people not to forget the earthquake relief work in Gansu area.
Alex, an American blogger, witnessed violence against immigrants in South Africa: “What follows below is a chronology of my journal entries leading up to and during the violence. My thoughts and analysis will be limited by internet cafe time”
In the past month, natural disasters hit the Southeast Asian region claiming hundreds of thousands of lives and destroying billions of properties. Bloggers discuss the destructive cyclone in Myanmar, the China earthquake which was felt in Hanoi and Bangkok, two earthquakes in the Sumatra island and the strong typhoon in north Philippines.