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· September, 2009

Stories about Refugees from September, 2009

Indonesia: Strong earthquake hit West Sumatra

The coastal city of Padang, West Sumatra is once again devastated by an earthquake.

Sri Lanka: Testimonies Of Detained IDPs

Pakistan: Karachi The Next Swat

Philippines: Flooding documented on citizen videos

Citizen videos were able to capture horrible scenes of loss and devastation caused by a tropical storm which struck Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines last Saturday.

Philippines: Helping flood victims through social media

A tropical storm hit many parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines last Saturday. Social networking sites were flooded with personal stories, photos and videos of the...

Philippines: Worst Flooding in 40 Years

Tropical Storm "Ondoy" hit the Philippines last Saturday triggering the worst flooding in 40 years which left 50 people dead and 280,000 residents displaced. Social media sites were maximized to...

Australia: Kenyan women refused refugee status

Two Kenyan women are facing deportation from Australia after their asylum applications were rejected, despite risks that they may suffer forced genital mutilation if they are sent home.

Lebanon: Anger Rebuilding of Palestinian Camp Suspended

Anger and protests erupted in response to the Lebanese Government's decision to suspend the reconstruction of the Nahr el Bared Palestinian refugee camp. Bloggers voice their outrage in this post...

Pakistan: Back Home And Starting A New Life

After nearly two months of living in squalor in temporary camps the displaced people of the Swat region of Pakistan were allowed to go back home from July 13th. Although...

Palestine: The Experience Of Ramadan In Gaza

Bloggers in Gaza write about how people are managing this Ramadan, and describe how traditions are being kept alive.

Indonesia earthquake: Donations still needed

Taiwan: The future for the aboriginal people after Typhoon Morakot

Typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan Aug. 7-9, triggering the worst flooding in 50 years in southern Taiwan and leading to landslides that buried remote mountainous villages and tribal settlements. In order...

Bulgaria: Racism; Busmantsi Detention Center

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