Stories about Refugees from December, 2011
A Radical Solution For Global Poverty: Open Borders
Various experts say that extreme poverty isn't inevitable. The most radical solution to drastically reducing global poverty would be, for many economic experts, opening the borders between countries and allowing workers to migrate where labor is most needed.
Philippines: State of National Calamity After Tropical Storm Sendong
A state of national calamity was declared by the Philippine president after tropical storm Sendong devastated many parts of north Mindanao Island. More than 1,000 people have already died in the flash floods and 1,000 are still missing. Here are some citizen media photos and reports of the flood impact.
Kuwait: Online Advocacy for the Stateless Bidoun
Since hundreds of Kuwait's 100,000 strong Bidoun were attacked by police for protesting in support of others detained earlier in the year, a number of bloggers and international organizations have been stepping up their support for the stateless people in the hope of drawing attention to their plight.
Philippines: Storm Leaves Hundreds Dead and Missing
Hundreds died in many parts of Mindanao Island in southern Philippines after tropical storm Sendong hit the country last Friday. The casualties could be worse and may even reach more than 600. It’s the worst flooding to hit the north part of Mindanao in many years. Netizens immediately used the web to report about the disaster and to call for support
‘Support Rohingya Refugees’ Facebook Page
The ‘Support Rohingya Refugees’ Facebook page aims to gather support and spread awareness about the plight of the Rohingya refugees who are ‘rejected’ in Myanmar and in other countries of the region
Palestine: Mourning Mustafa Tamimi
For more than two years, protests have taken place in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh. This past Friday, activists experienced tragedy when demonstrator Mustafa Tamimi, 28, was killed by Israeli forces.
Caucasus: Frozen Conflicts, Forgotten Lives?
Marginalized by society and deprived of a voice by the mainstream media, can new media offer an alternative to refugees and IDPs in the South Caucasus?
Video Highlights: Identity, Refugees, Conflict and Open Technology
A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from East Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, Central Asia - Caucasus and Latin America, selected by Juliana Rincón Parra.
Egypt: Trafficking of Refugee Organs in Sinai
Human rights groups have made serious allegations that African refugees are being held for ransom, tortured, and also fall victim to trafficking. Of particular concern are reports that an illegal trade in human organs is also flourishing.