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Lebanon: The struggle to survive after escaping Syria, Notebook

Lebanon: The struggle to survive after escaping Syria

In Lebanon, the despair of refugees forced by conflict to flee their homes in neighbouring Syria is all-consuming. They have found shelter wherever they can – in makeshift camps beside rubbish dumps or bedding down in disused factories – but yearn for the lives they have been forced to abandon.

By | Notebook | Monday, 18 February 2013 at 4:02 pm

The Congo is broken, but we can fix it, Notebook

The Congo is broken, but we can fix it

Mbungu Nlandu Ange lost his wife and children and his freedom when his village of Makombo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was attacked by men in army uniforms. That night, 321 people were brutally killed and another 250 were made captive to walk in a human herd in the African jungle for two months.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 13 July 2012 at 2:00 am

Note to refugees from South Sudan: Israel is for the white man, Notebook

Note to refugees from South Sudan: Israel is for the white man

These were the astonishing words uttered by Israel’s interior minister Eli Yishai in an interview recently in which he outlined the Israeli government’s view of African migrants.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 22 June 2012 at 7:19 pm

PTSD: The pain of reliving trauma years after the event, Health

PTSD: The pain of reliving trauma years after the event

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with soldiers traumatised by war, but civilians also live with this harrowing mental condition.

By | Health, Notebook | Thursday, 29 March 2012 at 4:00 am

Refugees United: Reconnecting people with their families, Notebook

Refugees United: Reconnecting people with their families

In the comfort of my lounge and slippers in London, I picked up my mobile phone and dialled a number in Copenhagen and within seconds I was talking to David Mikkelsen.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 23 November 2011 at 10:35 am

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