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Karamles, welcomes home first Christian family, after Isis: "Like letting go of a heavy weight".
Labib Rammo, along with his wife and children, left Ankawa's exile to return home. After three years, "we really feel we are in the right place." Hope to find coexistence with Muslims; Reconstruction a "duty"; Sufferings have "strengthened our faith".
Red Crescent : 20 thousand Iraqi refugees return home in December alone
According to the humanitarian organisation since mid September over 45 thousand have returned home, largely from Syria. However the crises remains : Iraqi refugees continue to suffer unemployment, high rents and lack of access to schools and medical care, The UNHCR warns re-entry in Iraq is premature.
Family homes and “adoptive grannies” for abandoned children
Fr Adriano Pelosin, a 20-year veteran PIME missionary in Thailand, tells their story. Some 200 children are directly helped and another 2,000 are monitored.
05/12/2007 LEBANON – IRAQ
For Iraqi refugees in Lebanon either prison or repatriation
Human Rights Watch slams Beirut for refusing to give Iraqi refugees a legal status, even if only temporarily. Without it Iraqi cannot get a job or send their children to school. Instead Lebanese authorities give Iraqis only two choices: prison or going back home where death stalks them. In Iraq government authorities warn they are not ready for a mass return influx of refugees.
Millions of Indonesians on the move for the feast of Idul Fitri
The long holiday ends Ramadan. Traditionally Muslims return to their hometown to celebrate. Mile long traffic jams around large cities, long trips that last hours. Christians organize free refreshment centres.
14/09/2009 SRI LANKA
Sisters aid elderly Tamil refugees destroyed by war
At Vankalai in Mannar district, there is a shelter that houses 26 elderly people. It is one of three Elders Home supported by the diocese of the city in the north. Sr Kanagasabai., centre director: "They are in the bitter position of receiving care and attention while their children and relatives are suffering in the camps."
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