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Refugee Deportations Kept Private [sector]

I have recently discovered information that would lead me to assume that Texas has contracted with Akal Security to deport immigrant refugees. To public knowledge, only one plane load have been deported. 125 more words

Emaciated children in South Sudan point to looming famine

Source: Reuters

A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding center in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity State, is fuelling fears that the world’s newest nation is on the brink of famine. 901 more words


Have some time to help with refugee ESL students? Read about these kids @cvilletomorrow

If you have just one hour a week to have lunch with one of our refugee students, we need you!

I am looking forward to my 8th year of volunteering twice a week as a… 185 more words


Paul Quinet, a former Belgian refugee

Paul Gustave Désiré Quinet (surname pronounced key-nay) was born in 1899 in Koekelberg, Brussels. At the age of four and a half, he moved with his parents to Persia but returned to Brussels in 1906 to go to boarding school, where he remained until 1914. 719 more words

First World War

Going West

17 July 2014. In the Albanian port city of Vlora (in which Albanian is merely a geographical description because Vlora is such a typical Mediterranean tourism and port city that it might as well be in Italy or in Turkey) I go aboard a slightly older and not too large ferry for the passage to Brindisi in Italy. 557 more words


Burmese Refugee Headcount Begins, Sparking Fears of Forced Repatriation

MAE LA REFUGEE CAMP, Thailand — Thai soldiers launched a headcount of refugees here, as authorities restricted movement in and out of this sprawling camp near the Burmese border, raising fears among refugees that they would soon be forcefully repatriated to Burma. 650 more words