Ida Jeng

Future Connector: Paul Rusesabagina (aka Mr. Hotel Rwanda himself)


Paul Rusesabagina is credited with saving the lives for more than 1,200 refugees during the Rwandan genocide that claimed over one million innocent lives. Rusesabagina, who was born in central Rwanda to a farming family was the assistant manager at the Hotel des Mille Collines at the onset of the genocide that was perpetrated by […]


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Tanzania grants citizenship to 162 000 Burundian refugees


UN High Commissioner for Refugee, António Guterres, praise the Tanzanian government for its “unprecedented generosity and courageous decision”. Burundian women at Katumba settlement cheer after hearing that they will become Tanzanian citizens. UNHCR/E.Wolfcarius KATUMBA, Tanzania, April 15 – UN High Commissioner for Refugee António Guterres has lauded Tanzania’s landmark decision to grant citizenship to tens […]


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Refugee All-Stars play to win


Music is therapy for the Refugee All-Stars, who met each other after a war in their W. African homeland. For the members of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, “African music” isn’t just a phrase; it’s a sentence. Or at least that’s how they used it at World Cafe Live Monday night, as if the music needed no […]


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YEMEN: Making health care accessible for refugees in south


Healthcare discrimination has prevented some Somali refugees from seeking treatment in public hospitals (file photo) Photo: Adel Yahya/IRIN ADEN, 13 April 2010 (IRIN) – Volunteers at some hospitals in Aden, southern Yemen, have started a new initiative to help African refugees, mainly Somalis, access health care. Omar Abdu, a Somali refugee living in Aden’s Basateen area, is […]


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I, Tharuni Varghese has got divorce from my husband and caused separation from my own son, Thushar Andrew Mathew.  I have seen him when he was six years old.  From then on I was trying to trace my child.  Now my son is 15 yrs old.  I am grateful if you find him.  When I […]


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i am looking for my dad..his name is Mohamed Haniff, he left Guyana on 24th October, 1993 for Canada with his parenst Bibi Akeela haniff and John Haniff to reside with his sisters Fazie and Fay, since that day I never heard from him, that was 18 years ago.


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A Zimbabwe native helps refugees from her country in South Africa


Terry Hodson (center, with three men she helped resettle) began assisting refugees in 2007 after a man from Zimbabwe died while awaiting legal papers in Ms. Hodson’s home city of Cape Town, South Africa. Anna Telford/Adonis Musati Project Terry Hodson drives behind a white station wagon, almost identical to her own, carrying fellow volunteers around the […]


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2 Iranian refugees have tortured past, but brighter future


Refugees with similar histories are working to change one’s life of homelessness and mental problems while fighting rolls of red tape. Jamshid Afshar, right, greets Mokhtar Hossein for the first time outside his tent on Foremaster Lane just north of downtown Las Vegas. Afshar has been living in the homeless tent camp since coming to Las Vegas. […]


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An innovative project helps 26,000 refugees in northern Ecuador


This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 6 April 2010, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. An innovative registration initiative has resulted in 26,000 Colombian refugees receiving identity documents in an isolated region of […]


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Our new and redesigned website


After 6 months of hard work we are happy (and quite proud) to present version 2 of the Refugees United search engine. We’ve taken everything we’ve learned from more than a year of running an online forum that helps empower refugees to directly reconnect with missing loved ones, and poured it into this improved version.  Today […]


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