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    TAG : Refugees

    An Interview with Dubravka Ugrešic

    Dubravka Ugreši? is the 2016 winner of “America’s Nobel,” the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Born and raised in the former Yugoslavia, Ms. Ugreši? was a prominent critic of the Yugoslav Wars and the nationalist, anti-Serbian political sentiments that were popular in her ...

    A Dangerous Diet

    A slightly extreme campaign wants to bring attention to the plight of refugees.How can we get people to notice and care about issues that are thousands of miles away? The 850 Calorie Challenge wants to bring it closer to home, all the way to your dinner plate. The background is this: the ...

    Waste Not, Water Naught

    A farmer walks through a cascade of browned banana leaves, only a few spots of green visible, and declares that his crop for the season has been lost.  A group of women in brightly colored saris rush to surround a water tanker, carrying numerous brightly colored water jugs which they hurriedly ...

    United Nations Workers Strike

    Thousands of workers paid by the United Nations are on strike in Amman, Jordan. The United Nations news agency IRIN reports that the action hasclosed schools and clinics that serve the large Palestinian refugee community there. The workers—some of them Palestinian refugees themselves—are ...

    A Look at Iraqi Refugees in the United States

    Since the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that 2 million Iraqis have been driven out of the country, and observers have criticized the U.S. government’s reluctance to shoulder the responsibility for taking care of these ...

    Roma Kids Poisoned by Lead

    Children in the United States are a bit safer from lead poisoning after the passage of recent legislation. But some kids living in Kosovo are suffering “the world’s worst case of lead poisoning in children,” according the New Internationalist.The youngsters are Roma, or gypsy, refugees ...

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