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  1. Flood of refugees

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... did not readily welcome displaced people. There were 11.4 million people in UN refugee camps last year and only 49,900 found their way to third countries. But there is an even bigger problem ... to take the citizens of another threatened Pacific nation, Tuvalu, which has just 12,000 people. Should Australia decline, Kiribati may find New Zealand and refugee-friendly Canada and the US more ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is a restaurant, and then say it is not a restaurant- then he should be doing stand-up comedy. Annelise Connell, Stanley Appalled that refugees denied education I was shocked to learn of the refugee brother and sister who have been waiting for six years in Hong Kong for their case to be heard by the UNHCR without access to schooling ('Refugees pay heavy price for lack of access ...

  3. Loggers may not be to blame, says expert

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lucrative timber trade. 'Yes we found out there were certain rogue members, from forestry and from the army, involved. But also local people and refugees from Aceh,' Mr Rizal said. ...

  4. Riots only a taste of global crisis to come

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... of food will rise. The riots will return again and again. In some places, rioting will turn into revolution. In others, the rioters will become refugees and push up against the borders ...

  5. On the edge

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... and examined what that would do to politics and strategy. The scenarios predicted failed states proliferating because governments couldn't feed their people; waves of climate refugees washing up ... by importing grain from elsewhere, even if they have the money. Starving refugees will flood across borders, whole nations will collapse into anarchy- and some countries may make a grab ...

  6. Joint action only way to tackle climate change

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... per capita polluting nations to take a lead in pledging to take in climate change refugees. It would clearly make sense for a plan to be put in place soon to avert the problems that could ...

  7. Lawmakers try to stop US bill on rights in the North

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the statement, which will be sent to the US House of Representatives. The bill proposes making available US$22 million annually from next year until 2008 to increase assistance to refugees from ...

  8. Russia's grain ban is just the beginning

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... surpluses at home. It would be a very ugly world indeed, teeming with climate refugees, and failed states and interstate conflicts over water (which is just food, at one remove). The main impact ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... K. M. Nasir, Mid-Levels Looking after refugees I refer to the report highlighting the sorry plight of the Rohingya boatpeople ('UNHCR vows to look into fate of Rohingya boatpeople', ...

  10. Rice convoys roll across border to help the North

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a vested interest in avoiding a mass invasion of refugees due to a regime collapse. Following a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il earlier this year and the release of some abductees, ...




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