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Worldfocus Radio: Iraqi Refugee Crisis

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Worldfocus Radio: Iraqi Refugee Crisis

Almost 7 years after the start of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, the international community still struggles to help the 2 million refugees and almost 3 million internally displaced persons who have not been able to return home. Martin Savidge hosts Aidan Goldsmith and Sawsan Al-Sayyab of the International Rescue Committee.

Posted: February 10, 2010 14:10   Comments: 1
UN, Rwanda and investors entangled in Congo’s future

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UN, Rwanda and investors entangled in Congo’s future

Worldfocus contributor Michael J. Kavanagh is based in the DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa. In this Q&A, he explains the controversy surrounding the United Nations peacekeeping mission, rebel integration into Congolese Army ranks and the economic viability of this resource-rich, war-torn country.

Posted: January 7, 2010 16:04   Comments: 1
Crumbling security situation further cripples DR Congo

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Crumbling security situation further cripples DR Congo

Worldfocus contributor Michael J. Kavanagh is based in Kinshasa, DR Congo. He gives Daljit Dhaliwal an update on the civil war that continues to cripple the country. He says the security situation is the worst he has seen in a decade -- since the start of the Second Congo War.

Posted: January 5, 2010 16:34   Comments: 1
Gay refugees flee persecution but remain at risk

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Gay refugees flee persecution but remain at risk

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil interviews Neil Grungras of ORAM, a not-for-profit organization providing legal assistance for refugees fleeing sexual or gender based violence. He describes the difficulties faced by gay, lesbian and transgender refugees who often flee persecution only to find continuing harassment while in transit.

Posted: November 23, 2009 15:41   Comments: 2
Afghan immigrants find refuge in oil-rich Iran

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Afghan immigrants find refuge in oil-rich Iran

As the world's second largest oil producer, Iran has become a model of stability in the region. It is estimated that approximately 3 million Afghan immigrants in Iran are doing low-skill labor. Richard O'Regan reports from Tehran.

Posted: October 19, 2009 17:27   Comments: 5
Mapping out refugees and asylum seekers worldwide

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Mapping out refugees and asylum seekers worldwide

Tonight's show focuses on the plight of refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and asylum seekers - a total of over 40 million people globally. We look in depth at these three groups and their geography.

Posted: October 14, 2009 15:26   Comments: 3
Uprooted from their homes, refugees live in limbo

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Uprooted from their homes, refugees live in limbo

Irene Zubaida Khan of Amnesty International explains how 40 million people are uprooted from their homes in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Also, Al Jazeera English's Hamish MacDonald reports from Calais after the French government shut down a camp that housed thousands of illegal migrants two weeks ago.

Posted: October 14, 2009 13:47   Comments: 1
Young garbage pickers eke out meager living in Pakistan

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Young garbage pickers eke out meager living in Pakistan

An estimated 10,000 children in Quetta, Pakistan, perform back-breaking labor -- garbage picking. They are often as young as five years old and earn less than $1 per day. International organizations have begun to call attention to the plight of these young workers, many of whom are the children of Afghan refugees who cannot legally work in Pakistan.

Posted: October 7, 2009 12:42   Comments: 8
Ethnic Karen from Myanmar take refuge in makeshift villages

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Ethnic Karen from Myanmar take refuge in makeshift villages

A Worldfocus contributing blogger based in Bangkok describes her encounter with Karen refugees on the Thai-Myanmar border. In the wake of Myanmar army attacks on ethnic Karen rebels, thousands of Karen refugees have fled to Thailand and some half a million others are displaced within Myanmar.

Posted: August 13, 2009 13:24   Comments: 2
Burmese refugee in Malaysia loses job, girlfriend and hope

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Burmese refugee in Malaysia loses job, girlfriend and hope

Karen Zusman recently returned from Malaysia, where she reported on the plight of Burmese refugees. In this audio interview, she speaks with one of the refugees about recent developments.

Posted: July 29, 2009 12:29   Comments: 4
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