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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinian couple don’t let warget in the way of a wedding

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Palestinian couple tie the knot in a refugee camp after Israeli bombs had destroyed their homes War in Gaza can't conquer love or stop a wedding War destroyed their homes and her big white dress, but Heba and Omar agreed nothing would stand in the way of their future happiness. So they got married, refugees at a UN school in Gaza. Decked ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Dengue outbreak at Australia's Pacific island refugee detention centre sparks fresh concerns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Refugees held in Australia's detention centres on Nauru island infected by Dengue fever as opposition figures call for greater oversight An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Amy Russell

    ... at Lingnan University, examines not only the complex history and status of refugees but also, lastly, artworks from a collection of more than 600 pieces by the inmates of the refugee detention centres. They were collected between 1988 and 1991 as part of a project called Art in the Camps run by UN-funded non-profit Garden Streams. Art, here, is a process that allows refugees to deal ...

  4. News - World - LEBANON

    Civilians flee as 16 Lebanese soldiers reported killed in border clash with Syrian rebels

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:12pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Beirut Civilians flee as troops killed fighting Syrian rebels Thousands of Lebanese civilians and Syrian refugees crammed into cars and trucks to flee a town in eastern Lebanon ... France to speed up delivery of weapons for the Lebanese army being purchased under a US$3 billion deal financed by Saudi Arabia. The UN refugee agency said it was making plans to deliver aid ...

  5. News - World

    AP Exclusive: Syrian rebels recruit fighters at refugee camp in Jordan despite ban

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 02:50am by AP

    ... ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (AP) — AP Exclusive: Syrian rebels recruit fighters at refugee camp in Jordan despite ban. ...

  6. News - World

    Security officials: 2nd Westgate Mall attacker IDed, lived in a Somali refugee camp in Kenya

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 10:12pm by AP

    ... NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Security officials: 2nd Westgate Mall attacker IDed, lived in a Somali refugee camp in Kenya. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ANALYSIS

    Controversy over Hong Kong's asylum seekers harks back to Vietnam

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Christy Choi

    ... a decade, local NGOs and lawyers aiding the city's refugee community have been calling for a revamp of the system that decides whether refugees stay or go. It appeared they were making progress when, this March, the Hong Kong government was forced to take on the responsibility from the UN's refugee agency UNHCR. Yet almost three months on, amid controversy over the rollout ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian refugee flood into Lebanon (population 4.5 million) tops 1 million

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:27am by AP

    ... there A teenager from central Syria became the one millionth Syrian refugee to register in Lebanon yesterday, a "devastating milestone" for the tiny Arab country with about 4.5 million people of its own, the UN refugee agency said. Signing up for aid, 19-year-old Yahya recounted his long ordeal. After being trapped by the fighting for more than two years in his native city of Homs, he ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    32 Myanmar refugees die in fire at Thai camp

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 01:08am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok At least 32 Myanmar refugees died on Friday in a raging fire at a camp in Thailand, officials said. Mae Hong Son Governor Naramol Palawat said the fire destroyed about 100 thatch huts at the Ban Mae Surin refugee camp. She said the blaze was believed to have been started by a cooking accident. The fire was put out after about two hours, and those ...




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