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· May, 2009

Stories about Refugees from May, 2009

Egypt: Cairo Refugee Film Festival

Integrating refugees in society is the aim of a film festival with a difference. Marwa Rakha learns about the Cairo Refugee Film Festival, being held from June 16 to 20...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Remembering Fr. Jean-Juste

Blogger tributes are pouring in for the late Fr. Gérard Jean-Juste, a Haitian Roman Catholic priest who was known by his admirers as a champion of the poor and an...

Lebanon: Palestinians In Exile

Palestinian blogger Laila El-Haddad publishes some images of Wavel Camp, a Palestinian refugee camp in Baalbek, Lebanon.

Barbados: Inquest Begins

“Some three years after Bajan fisherfolk made the grim discovery of a boat full of bodies off our coast, Barbados is holding an inquest into the deaths of the African...

Pakistan: Relief Effort For IDPs In Karachi

Deadpan Thoughts writes about the relief efforts for Swat IDPs being carried out in Karachi. Pictures of relief collection are also posted in that article.

Pakistan: A Humanitarian Crisis

Pakistan has been hit by a severe humanitarian crisis as a result of the military onslaught against the Taliban insurgency in the Swat Valley. Over one million people have fled...

Sri Lanka: Bloggers react to the death of the LTTE leader

The government of Sril Lanka announced via state media and SMS today (Monday, May 18, 2009) afternoon that the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Vellupillai Prabhakaran,...

Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar: A Year After

A deadly cyclone hit Myanmar’s southern Irrawaddy delta in May 2008 which affected more than 2 million people. A year after the Cyclone Nargis tragedy, survivors are still suffering while...

Sri Lanka: British Journalists Arrested

In Mutiny reports that three British TV journalists, who reported the grim situation from the Sir Lankan IDP camps for Channel 4 News, have been arrested and will be deported...

Pakistan: Internally Displaced Persons

CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan updates the latest state of the Pakistan’s Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are fleeing the fighting escalated by the military’s recent operations against the Taliban.

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