January 3, 1996 |
The Guantanamo Bay Naval Base tent cities set up to shelter Haitians and Cubans will close at the end of this month.
June 23, 1999 |
The modern, 78-unit townhouse complex in this Kosovo village became a showpiece Tuesday of the mad, vicious refugee cycle spawned by a decade of wars in the Balkans. Until last week, the complex was a residential enclave built exclusively for Serbian refugees from nations that broke away from Yugoslavia earlier this decade. It was home to people such as Zivka Savic, 43, who in 1995 fled fighting in Croatia, and Dobrila Cuk, 40, who two years earlier escaped the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
March 28, 1995 |
Brutalized by warfare and drug violence, tens of thousands of Colombian peasants have fled the countryside during the last decade to settle in this sprawling shantytown outside Bogota. They are still streaming in, building row upon row of rickety, plywood-and-aluminum shacks and posing a major test for the 7-month-old government of President Ernesto Samper. Jobs here are few and public services are scarce.
July 24, 1999 |
Like most refugees who fled this war-ravaged city to Albania or Macedonia, Naser Mehmetaj returned to find that his once-handsome two-story house had been torched by Yugoslav forces. Only the orange brick walls remained. So Mehmetaj pitched a donated tent beside his house. He is camping out with his wife, 70-year-old mother and five children.
April 13, 1999 |
Every year, Januz Reka, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, rents vacation space in the resort town of Ulcinj, on Montenegro's Adriatic coast. He's in town again now, but this time as a refugee. "I always rented a room from the same landlord, but now he claims he does not recognize me, and I can have the room only if I pay 600 deutsche marks [$340] a month," Reka said. "Where can I get that kind of money?"
August 26, 1994 |
The Clinton Administration is facing a daunting and politically risky challenge as it prepares to expand the refugee detention centers at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base: how to hold Cuban and Haitian refugees there indefinitely without inviting violence and riots. A series of disturbances already has erupted among Haitians at the base on Cuba's southeast shore. Although U.S.