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· August, 2008

Stories about Refugees from August, 2008

Georgia: Unfrozen Conflicts

Marilisa Lorusso's Blog comments on the conflict between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia and says that the military solution has brought the world closer to a new Cold War....

South Ossetia, Russia: Photos From Tskhinvali and Vladikavkaz

Photo reports (RUS) by LJ user photomans: from Tskhinvali – here; from a refugee camp in Vladikavkaz – here.

South Ossetia: Photos From Tskhinvali

Photos from Tskhinvali – by LJ user grend (RUS).

Georgia: Photo Blogs

Georgia & South Caucasus posts a selection of images from two photo blogs taken in the aftermath of the Russian-Georgian conflict over South Ossetia. The photos include those of IDPs...

Georgia: Dispatches

My The Caucasian Knot has posts accompanied by photographs of a press conference given by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, an account of attempts...

Georgia: Dispatches Under Russian Occupation

When Russian forces rolled into the strategic Georgian town of Gori, information on the occupation was scarce. Journalists died during Russian bombing runs in the military campaign leading up Gori's...

Palestine: Boats break siege of Gaza

The latest news on the two boats attempting to sail to the Gaza Strip as an act of solidarity is that they have reached Gaza, despite earlier warnings that they...

Yemen: Somalia's True Neighbour

“While our rich and much wealthier neighbors shun Somali refugees and keep them out, Yemen – one of the poorest countries in the world – is one of the very...

Georgia, Russia: The War's Virtual Dimension

Like most other contemporary conflicts, the ongoing one in Georgia and South Ossetia has had a virtual dimension from its very start. Below are two bloggers' reflections on the wars...

Video of Colombian refugees attacking a family in Chile raises concerns

A cell phone video where a group of people are seen attacking a family with sticks and stones, and leaving most of them unconscious, has been determined to show 10...

Georgia, Russia: Governments Unable to Protect Civilians

Ukrainian journalist Ihor Lutsenko - LJ user igordaily - has just returned from an assignment in Georgia. Below is one the latest posts on his blog, about the plight of...

Georgia, Russia: Tbilisi Reports

Three bloggers who are currently in Tbilisi describe what life there has been like in the past few days. According to LJ user oleg_panfilov, everything is quiet in the Georgian...

Kosovo: No improvement in Roma situation

Romano Them informs about the situation of Roma in Kosovska Mitrovica and links to their recent report about the situation.

Afghanistan: Diaspora in Iran

The Rumi tells about Afghani refugees in Iran and a girl, who blogs in English about the life of diaspora.

Palestine: The children who forgot how to have fun

The situation in the Gaza Strip has affected every aspect of life, and every age group. Blogger Samaher Al Khazandar describes the difficulties a kindergarten had when trying to hold...

Croatia: Anniversary of Operation Storm

On the 4th of August 1995 the largest European land offensive since World War II started in Central Croatia, in the area of Krajina. Until then Croatian Serbs were the...

Georgia: While World Eyes Turn Away

Itching for Eestima fears that now may be a time for the Russian-Georgian conflict over South Ossetia to escalate, while the world's attention is turned to the Olympics and the...

Syria: Iraqi Prostitutes in Syria

Arabian Camel remarks on the plight of Iraqi women who, without the permits to work in Syria, turn to prostitution to make ends meet.

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