Tag: Refugees and Displaced Persons

Asylum Seekers Find a New Route to Europe, Flowing Into a Divided Cyprus

KOFINOU, Cyprus — Clasping his student visa, Clinton Yebga boarded a Turkish Airlines flight in his native Cameroon, switched planes in Istanbul and landed without trouble in northern Cyprus. But instead of heading to his university in the Turkish-controlled north, he made his way to the so-called green line — a nominal barrier that divides […]

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Wary Residents Return to Homes Near Volcano in Philippines

MANILA — Thousands of people displaced by the threat of eruptions from the Taal Volcano have begun returning home after the Philippine authorities said the danger had subsided. Their return comes after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology on Sunday lowered the alert level because of reduced activity in Taal’s main crater. Taal, located […]

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U.N. Court’s Order on Rohingya Is Cheered, but Will Myanmar Comply?

BANGKOK — The surprisingly strong ruling against Myanmar by the United Nations’ top court this week is sure to increase international pressure on the country to protect its Muslim Rohingya minority, who critics say have been the victims of a government-sanctioned genocide. But on Friday — a day after the International Court of Justice in […]

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Texas’ Governor Said No to Refugees. In Amarillo, They’re Saying Maybe.

AMARILLO, Texas — Patrick Maboko came to the Texas Panhandle from the Democratic Republic of Congo 10 years ago as a refugee. He still speaks Swahili, but often makes his way around town these days in boots and a cowboy hat. During the day, he operates a saw at the Tyson meat-processing plant in Amarillo. […]

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