Stories about Refugees from September, 2010
The Invisible Border Between Ecuador and Colombia
The Colombia-Ecuador border is once again a contentious issue. Both countries have a border of 586 km and with it a long history of conflict, mutual accusations and reports of armed conflict and displacement.
Lebanon: Remembering Sabra and Shatila
“‘History is written by the victors’ wrote Winston Churchill. We emerged from civil war with a slogan of exhaustion: ‘No victor, no vanquished.’ How do we write our history? We don't know,” concludes Oussama Hayek in a post about his memories and thoughts on the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian Camps Massacres which...
Japan: Welcoming Karen refugees
Adamu at Mutantfrog reported the news [en] that by the end of September a group of 27 Karen refugees, natives of Burma, will resettle in Japan. The blogger also investigates the issue of refugees in Japan.
Pakistan: Abdul Sattar Edhi, The Hope Of The Nation
Usman Gulfaraz pays tribute to the Pakistani humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi of the Edhi foundation: “for those unaware of who this man is, let me put it in a very simple way: Hollywood has Batman, Superman, The Hulk, and Spiderman. Pakistan has Edhi”.
North Korea: North Released Seven South Korean Fishermen
North Korea released seven South Korean fishermen and their fishing boat after detaining them over a month South Korea’s Joongang Ilbo reported,quoting North Korea’s state-run news agency.