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June 13, 1990 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of Indochinese "boat people" face grave peril if Southeast Asian countries, exhausted by waves of refugees, make good on threats to begin refusing new arrivals next month, refugee advocates warned Tuesday. Unless a solution is reached, flimsy boats filled with desperate asylum seekers may be pushed back into the sea, they said.
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November 18, 2001 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Khuja Ahmad was going home--if he could only get the last of his 10 sheep across the Kukcha River. The drenched, miserable creature faltered midstream, so Ahmad took handfuls of its skin, shoving it across the last yards of water. "I'm taking them home," he said Saturday. "This one nearly drowned." Ahmad's home is a village with a lyrical name, One Thousand Gardens--Hazorbogh--but people around here say it looks like all the other dusty towns in northern Afghanistan. Yet it is home.
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September 24, 1988 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
In many respects Crystal Hul, 16, is more American than Cambodian. The daughter of a well-known leader in Southern California's Cambodian refugee community, she has been in the United States since the age of 4. She speaks fluent English, gets good grades, was recently nominated for sophomore princess by her classmates and hopes to pursue a career in political science. Yet when Crystal walks through the front door of her Long Beach home, she enters a different world.
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May 11, 2001 | From Associated Press
Afghan children living in squalor in northwestern Pakistan are dying daily, most of them from dehydration and heat stroke in temperatures pushing past 100 degrees, doctors said Thursday. Sixteen people died this week, most of them children, said Dr. Javed Pervez, director of health for the Afghan Refugees Commissionerate, a Pakistani government office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1992 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man sitting in Elizabeth Koo's Santa Ana office had a definite hangdog look. "I'm very upset," he told Koo, his drug counselor. "I've been running a long time alone. There are too many bumps and hurdles." A Vietnamese refugee living in the United States since 1981, the 39-year-old former soldier had shouldered more than his share of woes. After spending time as a prisoner of the Viet Cong, he had escaped to America, leaving behind a wife and two daughters.
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May 11, 2001 | From Associated Press
Afghan children living in squalor in northwestern Pakistan are dying daily, most of them from dehydration and heat stroke in temperatures pushing past 100 degrees, doctors said Thursday. Sixteen people died this week, most of them children, said Dr. Javed Pervez, director of health for the Afghan Refugees Commissionerate, a Pakistani government office.
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November 18, 2001 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Khuja Ahmad was going home--if he could only get the last of his 10 sheep across the Kukcha River. The drenched, miserable creature faltered midstream, so Ahmad took handfuls of its skin, shoving it across the last yards of water. "I'm taking them home," he said Saturday. "This one nearly drowned." Ahmad's home is a village with a lyrical name, One Thousand Gardens--Hazorbogh--but people around here say it looks like all the other dusty towns in northern Afghanistan. Yet it is home.
NEWS
December 26, 1994 | Associated Press
About 150 Kurdish and Afghan refugees will be returned to Latvia after their boat ran aground on the way to Sweden. The boat was heading from Latvia to Sweden when it ran aground Saturday near Saaremaa Island off the coast of Estonia, a former Soviet republic, the Itar-Tass news agency reported Sunday. The borders of the former Soviet Union remain porous three years after the Communist empire's collapse.
NEWS
August 2, 1988
Vietnam, in a major change of policy, has said it is ready to accept "boat people" wishing to return home and to accelerate the pace of legal departures, a U.N. official said. Also, the government no longer brands as traitors and criminals those who have applied to leave the country legally, Sergio Viera de Mello, head of the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees for Asia, said.
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August 1, 1988 | Reuters
In a major change of policy, Vietnam has said it is ready to take boat people wishing to return home and to accelerate the pace of legal departures, a senior U.N. official just back from Hanoi said today. The Hanoi government no longer brands as traitors and criminals those who have applied to leave the country legally, Sergio Viera de Mello, head of the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees for Asia, told Reuters in an interview.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1992 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man sitting in Elizabeth Koo's Santa Ana office had a definite hangdog look. "I'm very upset," he told Koo, his drug counselor. "I've been running a long time alone. There are too many bumps and hurdles." A Vietnamese refugee living in the United States since 1981, the 39-year-old former soldier had shouldered more than his share of woes. After spending time as a prisoner of the Viet Cong, he had escaped to America, leaving behind a wife and two daughters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1990 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of Indochinese "boat people" face grave peril if Southeast Asian countries, exhausted by waves of refugees, make good on threats to begin refusing new arrivals next month, refugee advocates warned Tuesday. Unless a solution is reached, flimsy boats filled with desperate asylum seekers may be pushed back into the sea, they said.
NEWS
September 24, 1988 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
In many respects Crystal Hul, 16, is more American than Cambodian. The daughter of a well-known leader in Southern California's Cambodian refugee community, she has been in the United States since the age of 4. She speaks fluent English, gets good grades, was recently nominated for sophomore princess by her classmates and hopes to pursue a career in political science. Yet when Crystal walks through the front door of her Long Beach home, she enters a different world.
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August 28, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Chancellor Helmut Kohl on Wednesday unveiled measures aimed at stopping the influx of Third World refugees seeking asylum under West Germany's liberal laws on granting refuge to victims of political persecution. Kohl told a news conference the package was not intended to bar individuals seeking a haven from political persecution, but to dissuade "economic refugees" who seek entry to West Germany solely for financial reasons.
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August 4, 1996 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Right Rev. Oliver Bailey Garver Jr., retired suffragan (assistant) bishop of the six-county Episcopal diocese of Los Angeles, died late Friday at his Westwood home of cancer. He was 71. Garver, a native of Los Angeles, was known for his embrace of social causes from civil rights for African Americans to providing havens for refugees from Asia and Central America. He marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Ala.
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