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March 30, 1997 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After six months and nearly 600 miles, a long-missing group of Rwandan Hutu refugees has reached the end of the road in a sad, strange odyssey. Here in Zaire's jungle gloom, where towering trees and thick foliage block the equatorial sun, most of the refugees--who fled deeper into Zaire last year instead of returning home with hundreds of thousands of their brethren--say they have been on the run long enough. Now they want to go home.
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May 1, 1999 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of holding the rebels at arm's length, the Clinton administration is now quietly considering the use of the Kosovo Liberation Army to help funnel food and other aid to refugees in Kosovo, say relief groups and U.S. officials.
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November 28, 1996 | From Associated Press
The United States put troops on alert Wednesday for participation in a potential airdrop of relief supplies for hundreds of thousands of Rwandan refugees in Zaire. The airdrop proposal was put forth by Canada as part of a broader Canadian plan that also includes the establishment of a multinational base of operations in Central Africa to coordinate relief efforts.
NEWS
April 26, 1999 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every day, Islam Musliu watches CNN and sees loaves of bread handed to tens of thousands of refugees. And every day, the ethnic Albanian baker despairs at the sight. It is his bread on the trucks. And it is his people with their arms outstretched. "It's not a good feeling," Musliu said Sunday of his reaction to these images. "I'm supposed to be making bread. I'm not supposed to be feeding suffering people."
NEWS
December 4, 1994 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the grip of the region's first winter storm, the Balata refugee camp was so cold Friday that Hussam Khader's breath was visible as he sat in his living room, explaining why he and other Palestinian refugees no longer trust PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat's commitment to their cause. Outside Khader's relatively spacious house, the camp he was born in has not changed at all since the Palestine Liberation Organization signed its peace accord with Israel 14 months ago.
NEWS
July 30, 1992 | Times Wire Services
Up to half a million people who have fled Yugoslavia's bloody breakup may be stranded this winter without food and shelter, a U.N. official warned Wednesday at an international meeting on the refugee crisis in the Balkans. But European countries wrangled over who should care for the hundreds of thousands who threaten to flood their shores. Sadako Ogata, the U.N.
NEWS
September 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
Cries for help by tens of thousands of hungry Asians stranded in Jordan after fleeing Kuwait are finally being heard by other nations, but there still were concerns Wednesday that the aid could come too late. The multitudes, now living in makeshift desert camps, are fighting for food and water, and many are on the verge of starvation. Jordan's Crown Prince Hassan chided the international community earlier this week for its slow response to his government's pleas for aid.
NEWS
November 25, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Western military leaders meeting in Stuttgart, Germany, agreed on scenarios to help refugees in Zaire. But they did not specify how many troops might be needed under any of the options, which must now go to political leaders for consideration. They also did not say where a mission could be based or what soldiers' rules of engagement might be. Lt. Gen.
NEWS
November 22, 1996 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After three weeks hiking through thick jungle and across jagged lava fields, Misti Bihirimati and hundreds of other hungry and exhausted refugees straggled into this beleaguered border town Thursday. But his plea for help was for those left behind in the Zairian interior. "There are many people in the mountains without food," the 43-year-old Hutu said. "They are very tired. And many are dying." The question is how many--and where? But the answers are politically charged and far from clear.
NEWS
July 20, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
Victorious Tutsi-led rebels installed a "national unity" government Tuesday and urged a halt to the desperate flight of millions of terrorized Rwandan refugees. Nearly half of this Central African nation's population has either fled or is on the move toward the border with Zaire. Maj. Gen.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
The grass-roots effort to get U.S. rockers to help the War Child charity for Yugoslavia is bringing in an odd assortment of allies. To the initial list of independent-level punk and techno acts that signed on via New York publicist Michelle Ferguson, now add former teen-pop idol David Cassidy. The "Partridge Family" star and his wife, Sue, read about the campaign in last week's Pop Eye and came forward to offer a song they'd co-written.
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April 10, 1999 | STEPHANIE STASSEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The worn, desperate faces of the Kosovo refugees have touched the hearts of many Americans, including the leaders of two area organizations who are raising money for relief efforts. Prompted by president-elect Stephen Veres who 42 years ago fled Communist Hungary and spent several months in a refugee camp in Korneuburg, Austria, the Kiwanis Club of Burbank is accepting donations for Kosovo relief.
NEWS
April 9, 1999 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For American Jews, the images resonate: refugees in boxcars; stunned families with just the clothes on their backs bundling across borders; uniformed men conducting door-to-door searches; neighbors hiding neighbors from marauding soldiers intent on "ethnic cleansing." Stoking emotions already ignited by these Holocaust-like scenes pouring out of Kosovo was the timing of it all.
NEWS
April 7, 1999 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Europe in the throes of its worst humanitarian disaster since World War II, the United States and many European nations can't agree on how best to help the victims--the panicked ethnic Albanians flooding out of Kosovo. As the "forced, planned and directed" exodus from the Serbian province exceeded 400,000, according to U.N.
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January 15, 1999 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leo Cherne, who was directly involved in most of the major refugee movements of the last four decades as head of the International Relief Committee, has died in New York. He was 86. For 40 years ending in 1991, Cherne was the chairman of the private, New York-based relief organization, which was founded in 1931 to assist escapees from Nazi oppression in Europe. He was known as a dogged champion of refugees fleeing persecution.
NEWS
March 30, 1997 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After six months and nearly 600 miles, a long-missing group of Rwandan Hutu refugees has reached the end of the road in a sad, strange odyssey. Here in Zaire's jungle gloom, where towering trees and thick foliage block the equatorial sun, most of the refugees--who fled deeper into Zaire last year instead of returning home with hundreds of thousands of their brethren--say they have been on the run long enough. Now they want to go home.
NEWS
May 1, 1999 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of holding the rebels at arm's length, the Clinton administration is now quietly considering the use of the Kosovo Liberation Army to help funnel food and other aid to refugees in Kosovo, say relief groups and U.S. officials.
NEWS
August 20, 1994 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearing that another Goma is about to consume their country, Zairian authorities threatened to close the border from Rwanda and to try to halt an ever-growing tide of refugees, the U.N. refugee office said Friday. Already, about 136,000 Rwandans have moved across the Rusizi River from Rwanda into Bukavu, Zaire--with only 56,000 of them now contained in camps and the rest clogging this onetime resort city. Raw sewage is running in the streets, and diseases are spreading. The Office of the U.N.
NEWS
December 18, 1996 | From Associated Press
Thousands of Rwandan refugees who had fled into the bush to escape being sent home are streaming back to the stripped-down camps they had abandoned, and some of the weaker ones are dying of hunger, thirst and exhaustion, a U.N. official said Tuesday. A spokesman for the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Ngara near the border with Rwanda said up to 5,000 refugees were returning to Kitali and Keza camps every hour.
NEWS
November 28, 1996 | From Associated Press
The United States put troops on alert Wednesday for participation in a potential airdrop of relief supplies for hundreds of thousands of Rwandan refugees in Zaire. The airdrop proposal was put forth by Canada as part of a broader Canadian plan that also includes the establishment of a multinational base of operations in Central Africa to coordinate relief efforts.
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