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More than 2m have fled Syria - UN

More than 2m have fled Syria - UN | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
The UN's refugee agency says two million Syrians are now refugees, as the US and France push for military action over chemical weapons claims.
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Fleeing War, Refugees Met New Strife - New York Times

Sakina was not yet 3 when she landed with her mother on the tiny island of Nauru in the remote Pacific, joining more than a thousand other war refugees in a strange outpost.When they left
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Historical 2004 article NY Times on Nauru  (war refugees sent there) by Australia

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BRICS: Take Concrete Steps to Help Syria’s People | Human Rights Watch

BRICS: Take Concrete Steps to Help Syria’s People | Human Rights Watch | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
(Johannesburg) – The BRICS countries should call for an end to indiscriminate attacks on civilians and civilian-populated areas in Syria, and insist that cluster munitions and incendiary weapons should not be used.
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Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) summit March 26 and 27,2013 called for immediate end to indiscriminate attacks on civilians, ballistic missiles, cluster munitions, incediary weapons, summary executions, enforced disappearances and torture and mandate Syria to allow humananitarian aid from all borders and allow cross border transfers with security guarantees.  Over 3.6 million people have been displaced.  They also are pushing for Russia to suspend all military sales and assistance to Syria.

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Crackdown swells North Korean prisons with defectors

Crackdown swells North Korean prisons with defectors | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
"Arbitrary detention, torture and forced labor are inflicted upon many repatriated North Koreans," a recent study says.
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Political Action Project: Somalia Arms Embargo

Political Action Project by Fletcher Todd. The song is "Simple" from the film Silver Linings Playbook, composed by Danny Elfman. Sources: http://www.nytimes....   www.youtube.com-april 3, 2013

 

also see http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/somalia/index_html?inline=nyt-geo

 

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/RES/733%20%281992%29&AREA=RESOLUTION

 

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A You Tube Video from Al Jazeera website on the Political Action Project which identifies some key issues.

 

Somalia had no government since 1991 and Al Shabaab terrorists have taken over.  In 1992 UN arms embargo was in placed to deter Al Shabaab groups from getting weapons.  Now the UN wants to lift it but must ensure Al Shabaab does not get control....they control South Somalia.

 

There are huge numbers of refugees , famine, rape, disease and violence

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