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· November, 2009

Stories about Refugees from November, 2009

USA: Conflict Cell Phones

Greece: Police violence against migrant woman triggers reforms

A migrant woman from Armenia was beaten by police in Athens, Greece this week, leading to renewed promises of police reform from the new socialist government. A minister responds directly...

Australia: Asylum Seekers test tough but humane approach

There has been a spike in asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat following the increasing violence in Afghanistan and the defeat of the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. The...

Western Sahara: Aminatou Haidar Deported

Aminatou Haidar is a leading activist for independence of the Western Sahara (from Morocco). On Friday, November 13 when, upon returning to Laayoune (a city in the Western Sahara region),...

Papua New Guinea: Ursula Rakova Leads Relocation Efforts

Activist Ursula Rakova has been leading efforts to relocate the residents from the Cataret Islands in Papua New Guinea, where it is estimated that by 2015 all of the islands...

Bhutan: Shangri-La or Ethnic Cleanser?

What is Bhutan? One camp glorifies Bhutan as the last Shangri-la and the other claims that it is practicing ethnic cleansing. Sonam Ongmo breaks some stereotypes.

Russia: 1999 Chechen Diary, Part 4

Palestine: Twitter inspiried street

Denmark: Immigrants offered money to leave the country

Denmark is offering immigrants from “non-Western” countries 100,000 Danish kroners (US$20,000) if they volunteer to move “home”. A Facebook group protesting the law has been set up to collect 100,000...

Sri Lanka: Support The IDPs

Kosovo, Hungary: More on the Tisza River Tragedy

Pakistan: South Waziristan- A Different Exodus

The operation against the Taliban in South Waziristan has triggered a wave of retaliations by the Taliban and has forced over 120,000 locals to flee from their houses. Bloggers discuss...

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