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December 1, 1991 | ANIS AHMED, REUTERS
Thousands of Burmese Muslims are fleeing to Bangladesh each month, swelling one of the world's largest refugee concentrations in one of the world's poorest countries. But neither the refugees--from Arakan, the only Muslim majority province in Myanmar, formerly Burma--nor their hard-pressed hosts have yet managed to alert the world to their plight. "We thought the issue would come to light someday," said one official in the small town of Ramu in southeast Bangladesh.
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December 1, 1991 | ANIS AHMED, REUTERS
Thousands of Burmese Muslims are fleeing to Bangladesh each month, swelling one of the world's largest refugee concentrations in one of the world's poorest countries. But neither the refugees--from Arakan, the only Muslim majority province in Myanmar, formerly Burma--nor their hard-pressed hosts have yet managed to alert the world to their plight. "We thought the issue would come to light someday," said one official in the small town of Ramu in southeast Bangladesh.
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January 1, 1985 | Associated Press
An earthquake jarred a remote district of northeastern India on Monday, killing at least 20 people and setting off flash floods, authorities said. Thousands were reportedly left homeless, many of them refugees from Bangladesh. The quake, measuring 6 on the Richter scale, destroyed river embankments, flooding many hamlets in the densely populated Cachar district, about 300 miles northeast of Calcutta, Assam state officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Saul Swimmer, 70, who directed the concert film organized by former Beatle George Harrison and sitarist Ravi Shankar to benefit refugees in Bangladesh, died March 3 of heart failure in Miami. Held in 1971 in New York's Madison Square Garden, "The Concert for Bangladesh" featured Harrison and Ringo Starr the year after the Beatles broke up. Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan also played in the benefit.
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June 19, 1991 | From Reuters
Fast-spreading famine is putting 30 million Africans at risk of malnutrition or death at the same time the world's richest countries are "aid weary," the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization reported Tuesday. About 5.7 million tons of emergency food aid are needed--2.3 million tons more than have been pledged by donor countries weary of giving after appeals from Kurdish refugees and Bangladesh cyclone victims, the agency said in a statement issued in Washington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1991 | RICHARD N. GOODWIN, Richard N. Goodwin, who was an assistant special counsel to President Kennedy and a special assistant to President Johnson, is now a writer and commentator. and
The ailing, perhaps moribund condition of the Democratic Party was confirmed by the recent meeting of the self-designated Democratic Leadership Council. The pronouncements of prominent party leaders demonstrated that the Democrats are no longer a party with a purpose. They lack a cause, an ideology and a sense of the needs of the country.
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March 28, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first glance, it seemed like just another Sunday morning in Mir Bahar Ghat, a teeming and gritty cobblestoned market street in the heart of an urban hell. Flanked by the stench of disease and human waste, laborers and children scrubbed themselves in a poisoned well. A dozen filthy pigs nibbled their way through a steaming heap of yesterday's garbage.
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August 2, 1986 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Each day, they arrive at East Berlin's Schoenefeld Airport: Palestinians, Iranians, Ghanaians, Tamils, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, all seeking asylum. But not in East Germany. From the airport, they are put into buses or aboard elevated and subway trains for the journey to the Berlin Wall. There they are quickly waved through East German immigration and into West Berlin. These are the "asylum seekers," refugees from storm or strife seeking to build a new life somewhere in the West.
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