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Refugees learn skills


Translator Bhakti Adhikari of Burlington chats with his neighbor Sha Mongar, 62, who particpates in the New Farms for New Americans program at the Winooski Valley Community Garden area in Burlington. By Lynn Monty Droupada Luitel chatted with friend Parvati Subedi as they walked to their garden plot at the Winooski Valley Community Garden area […]


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Internal Displacement at Record High in 2009


According to the report Internal Displacement: Global Overview of Trends and Developments in 2009 by NRC’s Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, the number of IDPs continued to rise last year, predominantly due to longrunning internal conflicts.  “The massive population movements and shocking violence are a sad reminder of the price that civilians pay in armed conflict,” said […]


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Gift of transportation: Local refugees benefit from bike giveaway


Afghan refugee Zahra Tahir waits in line after selecting a bicycle Wednesday night at Lutheran Social Services in south Fargo. David Samson / The Forum For 19-year-old Afghan refugee Zahra Tahir, getting her new bike Wednesday was something she looked forward to for months. The Fargo South High School student was one of about 140 […]


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Zambia’s last DR Congo refugees fear return home


Congolese refugees wash their clothes at Kala Refugee Camp MWANGE REFUGEE CAMP, Zambia — Ten years after fleeing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Muzungu Makoi says he is still haunted by memories of massacres and refuses to leave his home in a refugee camp in Zambia. Four of his five children were born […]


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“Breaking the Silence” by BOSCO Uganda – Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach Source: BOSCO Uganda (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)


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Palestinian girls nab science prize in Silicon Valley, praise at UN headquarters


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with students from UNRWA school 18 May 2010 – Three Palestinian girls educated in a United Nations-funded school in a refugee camp have made history by winning a top spot at an international science fair in Silicon Valley for a revolutionary walking cane for the blind which they demonstrated today for Secretary-General Ban […]


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Here’s what’s gonna be a brief update from East Africa after a busy day full of meetings focusing on how we best bring the access to register and search on the refunite platform to the many refugees living in Nairobi and the Dadaab refugee camp in cooperation with our local partner organizations. Things are progressing […]


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Internet promotes African freedom


Malou Mangahas of the Philippines, Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Uganda and Brenda Burrell of Zimbabwe accepted the Breaking Borders award on behalf of their organisations in Santiago, Chile. Two African organisations are among the three winners of the inaugural Breaking Borders awards, given by Google and alternative media group Global Voices to those fighting for free expression […]


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Bringing Families Together Again in Haiti


30 Apr 2010 – There’s no telling how many children became orphaned or separated by Haiti’s earthquake on January 12, but there are no doubt many thousands.  Some have been taken in by caring neighbors or strangers in homes still standing or in the hundreds of makeshift settlements scattered across Port-au-Prince and other devastated cities. Others have been placed […]


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Jambo!


We arrived in Nairobi yesterday, all excited about the coming week. Over the next seven days, we are going to kick-start the East Africa outreach project with our many committed partners here in Kenya. So, we started out today with a fruitful and super-productive planning meeting with our main partners from the Refugee Consortium Kenya (RCK). […]


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