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Refugees

Life at the Qatar Refugee Camp Tataouine. Image by Omar Havana, copyright Demotix (26,06,11).

Life at the Qatar Refugee Camp Tataouine. Image by Omar Havana, copyright Demotix (26,06,11).

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It's hard to put a figure on the number of refugees and displaced people in the world and there are different reasons as to why they relocate. Here we collect Global Voices coverage on this topic, and provide selected resources.

Refugees are forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) meanwhile, are trying the find safety and refuge within their own country. Stateless people are defined by a legal concept describing the lack of any nationality, due to the absence of a recognized link between an individual and any state.

World Refugee Day is marked annually on 20 June.

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What we do: Global Voices bloggers report on how citizens use the Internet and social media to make their voices heard, often translating from different languages.

Refugees

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2012

29 Apr – Refugees: Online Media and Technology to the Service of Refugees
24 Apr – Ecuador: Refugee Women and Girls Turning to Sex Work
14 Mar – Hong Kong: UNHCR's Subsidy Cut and Donation Black Hole
12 Mar – Italy Condemned for Violations of African Refugee Rights
09 Mar – Myanmar: Life Inside a Refugee Camp
26 Feb – China, Koreas: Netizens Express Humanitarian Concern Over North Korean Refugees
27 Jan – Myanmar (Burma): Betwixt and Between
11 Jan – Australia: Politician Sprayed over Migrant Deodorant “Dog-Whistle”
08 Jan – Africa: ICTs for Refugees and Displaced Persons
03 Jan – Georgia: Return of the Meskhetian Turks

2011

12 Dec – Caucasus: Frozen Conflicts, Forgotten Lives?
05 Dec – Egypt: Trafficking of Refugee Organs in Sinai
22 Nov – Kenya: Life in Dadaab, the World's Largest Refugee Camp
11 Aug – Australia: Malaysia No Solution to ‘Boat People’ Politics
02 May – Australia: Asylum Seekers Inflame Detention Debate
18 Feb – Australia: Dog-whistling to Islamophobes

Internally Displaced Persons

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2012

26 May – DR of Congo: General Ntaganda Back on the War Path?
21 Mar – Mali: Facing Secession and Food Crisis as Elections Loom
20 Mar – Video: Surfers, Fishermen and Radiation in Post Earthquake Japan
09 Mar – Myanmar: Life Inside a Refugee Camp
09 Jan – South Sudan: Humanitarian Crisis in the World's Newest Country
08 Jan – Africa: ICTs for Refugees and Displaced Persons
05 Jan – Southeast Asia: The Great Floods of 2011

Stateless

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2012

09 Jul – Kuwait: Stateless Community Continues Protesting
22 Feb – Kuwait: Struggle of the Bedoon Takes Root Online
03 Feb – Kuwait: Parliamentary Election Marred by Violence
03 Jan – Georgia: Return of the Meskhetian Turks

2011

22 Dec – Kuwait: Online Advocacy for the Stateless Bidoun
21 Dec – Kuwait: Stateless Protesters Attacked for Demanding Rights
29 Jul – Kuwait: Bidun fly “Freedom Balloons”
26 Jun – Kuwait: Flip Your Avatar, Show Support to the Bidun!

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