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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2001
The photo of those two cherubic, beautiful refugee children happily warming themselves before an outdoor fire in the midst of a war-torn environment (Page A19, Nov. 21) is a glorious testament to the timeless beauty of innocence and to the common admiration of this human condition among Earth's inhabitants. How could anyone view the people of Afghanistan as being any different from ourselves, aside from clothing styles, after seeing this wonderful photo? Richard M. Takase Torrance
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November 29, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim
Child refugees fleeing the war in Syria face lives of isolation, exploitation and insecurity in neighboring countries, according to a report released Friday by the United Nations. The study by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees looked at Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan and found that a staggering number are growing up in broken homes, missing out on education and serving as the primary breadwinner. More than 1.1 million children have fled Syria, most of them to neighboring countries, with many more internally displaced.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 1987 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
Former Vietnamese refugees will be making good on promises to help those they left in their homeland when they present a benefit concert of native dance, music and drama Saturday at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. Proceeds from the 7 p.m. concert will be used to assist orphans living in refugee camps in Thailand and in Africa, according to Pham Hue, one of the advisers to the Vietnamese Student Assn. at the college.
WORLD
August 23, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
The number of Syrian children forced to flee their country has reached 1 million, according to United Nations figures, another grim milestone in a war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives. U.N. officials say the conflict, now in its third year, has caused the worst refugee crisis in two decades, with numbers escalating at a pace last seen during the Rwanda genocide. Children make up half of the refugees in the conflict, U.N. officials said Friday. Some 740,000 of them are under the age of  11. “The youth of Syria are losing their homes, their family members and their futures,” U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees  Antonio Guterres said in a statement issued in Geneva.
WORLD
November 29, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim
Child refugees fleeing the war in Syria face lives of isolation, exploitation and insecurity in neighboring countries, according to a report released Friday by the United Nations. The study by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees looked at Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan and found that a staggering number are growing up in broken homes, missing out on education and serving as the primary breadwinner. More than 1.1 million children have fled Syria, most of them to neighboring countries, with many more internally displaced.
WORLD
August 23, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
The number of Syrian children forced to flee their country has reached 1 million, according to United Nations figures, another grim milestone in a war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives. U.N. officials say the conflict, now in its third year, has caused the worst refugee crisis in two decades, with numbers escalating at a pace last seen during the Rwanda genocide. Children make up half of the refugees in the conflict, U.N. officials said Friday. Some 740,000 of them are under the age of  11. “The youth of Syria are losing their homes, their family members and their futures,” U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees  Antonio Guterres said in a statement issued in Geneva.
NEWS
June 16, 1985 | United Press International
When Tin Lap Cao came from Southeast Asia six years ago, unable to speak English and consigned by poverty to live in a drug-infested, violent slum, he said, "I felt very dumb." This month, because of his straight-A record, he was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Galileo High School, and in the fall he will be one of the select few to enter the engineering school at the University of California, Berkeley.
NEWS
July 23, 1995 | JOAN THOMPSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Colored crayon pictures of barbed wire and brown dirt depict their lives in refugee camps. Drawings of sharks eating people retell some of the journeys from their homeland. These pictures from Cuban refugee children evaluated by psychiatrists at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, reflect the severe post-traumatic stress disorder that a researcher says afflicts most of those studied.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1987 | Associated Press
Immigrant and refugee children are growing big and strong in San Francisco, according to researchers who reported on Monday that the newcomers are catching up in height and weight to children born in the United States. "We have no explanation for the spurt of growth. But I think it is due to a better general environment, including the better nutrition these kids are getting," said Norman Kretchmer, professor of pediatrics and obstetrics at the University of California, San Francisco.
NEWS
March 9, 1997 | EDITH M. LEDERER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In an unheated room with broken windows, Saima Habibovic haltingly admits to 25 women that she can't cope with refugee life in Sarajevo because she is illiterate and terrified of cars. Bibija Kustura describes how she smokes heavily and gets depressed when her children go to school because she has too much time to think about her missing husband and former home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2001
The photo of those two cherubic, beautiful refugee children happily warming themselves before an outdoor fire in the midst of a war-torn environment (Page A19, Nov. 21) is a glorious testament to the timeless beauty of innocence and to the common admiration of this human condition among Earth's inhabitants. How could anyone view the people of Afghanistan as being any different from ourselves, aside from clothing styles, after seeing this wonderful photo? Richard M. Takase Torrance
NEWS
June 6, 1999
It's clear that no one under the age of, say, 20 lives in the Tanenbaum house. With its apron of roses and photo-shoot perfect interiors, it is a grown-up house, filled with lovely, grown-up things. On the coffee table in the living room, for example, there is a shallow wooden box containing six perfect lemons and a bit of lavender tied with string. Right next to a bowl brimming with candy kisses.
NEWS
March 9, 1997 | EDITH M. LEDERER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In an unheated room with broken windows, Saima Habibovic haltingly admits to 25 women that she can't cope with refugee life in Sarajevo because she is illiterate and terrified of cars. Bibija Kustura describes how she smokes heavily and gets depressed when her children go to school because she has too much time to think about her missing husband and former home.
NEWS
July 23, 1995 | JOAN THOMPSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Colored crayon pictures of barbed wire and brown dirt depict their lives in refugee camps. Drawings of sharks eating people retell some of the journeys from their homeland. These pictures from Cuban refugee children evaluated by psychiatrists at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, reflect the severe post-traumatic stress disorder that a researcher says afflicts most of those studied.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1987 | Associated Press
Immigrant and refugee children are growing big and strong in San Francisco, according to researchers who reported on Monday that the newcomers are catching up in height and weight to children born in the United States. "We have no explanation for the spurt of growth. But I think it is due to a better general environment, including the better nutrition these kids are getting," said Norman Kretchmer, professor of pediatrics and obstetrics at the University of California, San Francisco.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 1987 | CHRIS PASLES, Times Staff Writer
Former Vietnamese refugees will be making good on promises to help those they left in their homeland when they present a benefit concert of native dance, music and drama Saturday at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. Proceeds from the 7 p.m. concert will be used to assist orphans living in refugee camps in Thailand and in Africa, according to Pham Hue, one of the advisers to the Vietnamese Student Assn. at the college.
NEWS
June 6, 1999
It's clear that no one under the age of, say, 20 lives in the Tanenbaum house. With its apron of roses and photo-shoot perfect interiors, it is a grown-up house, filled with lovely, grown-up things. On the coffee table in the living room, for example, there is a shallow wooden box containing six perfect lemons and a bit of lavender tied with string. Right next to a bowl brimming with candy kisses.
NEWS
April 23, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Dozens of Iraqi refugees -- mostly children -- have been expelled from a camp in Syria and sent back to their homeland, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said in Geneva. Syrian security forces entered the El Hol refugee camp in the country's northeast and removed nine adults and 23 children. Another 12 Iraqis were expelled April 13. The refugee agency said both groups were residents of Tikrit, a stronghold of Saddam Hussein's regime. The U.N.
NEWS
June 16, 1985 | United Press International
When Tin Lap Cao came from Southeast Asia six years ago, unable to speak English and consigned by poverty to live in a drug-infested, violent slum, he said, "I felt very dumb." This month, because of his straight-A record, he was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Galileo High School, and in the fall he will be one of the select few to enter the engineering school at the University of California, Berkeley.
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