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17 years again

Last week someone tweeted a link to my post about the average length of stay in a refugee camp to the BBC radio programme More or Less, which investigates numbers that are in the news. 97 more words

Historical Perspectives

My chat with Miriam Onwochei-Garcia on her volunteer experience in refugee camps.

This week I interviewed Miriam Onwochei-Garcia about her experience of volunteering to help with the refugee crisis in Calais (the jungle) and Dunkirk, with a particular focus on the vulnerability of women in these camps. 1,672 more words

September On Jessore Road - Food Poem by Allen Ginsberg

This is not a celebration of food poem but rather about scarcity. Allen Ginsberg was writing about famine and war in Bangladesh, then East Pakistan, 1971. 1,107 more words


Camp closed: desperation on the Syrian border

Mohammed is leaning on his crutches at the fence of the clinic. “Can you help me? Please, please can you help me?”

We go back with him to his tent. 642 more words

jilldennison reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:

I am re-blogging this, with permission from Ali, the original author. Ali works with 'Medicins sans Frontieres' in refugee camps. This is but one heartbreaking story from the camps, but one that I think is important. The message, at least to me, is clear: we must all step up and do what we can to help humanity. PLEASE take a few moments to read this post.

Refugee and Migrant Camps in Greece Need "Urgent Measures" To Address Overcrowding, Poor Living Conditions -- Council of Europe Says

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – Urgent measures are need to address overcrowding and poor living conditions in refugee and migrant camps in Greece, Europe’s top rights watchdog warned on Wednesday. 454 more words

Ja Rule’s Reaction To His Dumb MJ Tweet Was Almost As Good As The Internet’s…Almost

Ahh, the internet: the only place where you can go from hip-hop icon to internet meme in 140 characters or less. That’s what Ja Rule… 331 more words


Burundian refugees in Tanzania – in pictures

More than 250,000 people have fled Burundi since it descended into violence one year ago. At least a quarter of those now live in Nyarugusu, on the extreme NW Tanzanian border with Burundi. 473 more words

Burundi, Tanzania