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February 23, 1993 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Bangladeshi mother gone to ground in a Montreal battered-women's shelter is fast becoming the latest test case in a growing Canadian debate over how to handle female asylum-seekers. The central question: Is the 1951 U.N. definition of a bona fide refugee flawed because it fails to recognize that women can be persecuted simply by virtue of their gender?
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February 19, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mary F. Diaz, 42, executive director of the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, died of pancreatic cancer on Feb. 12 at a hospital in New York City. Founded by actress Liv Ullman in 1989, the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children is a nongovernmental group that works under the auspices of the International Rescue Committee.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1990 | ARMANDO ACUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The war had already made her a widow. Now horror threatened again. Communist troops were on Saigon's doorstep. The city she was raised in and whose kindergarten children she taught was in chaos. It would fall the next day, April 30, 1975. Frightened, Theresa Do rushed to the airport with her two young daughters, other family members and little else. The Americans and their military planes were waiting.
NEWS
June 6, 1999 | ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the early morning hours, before the visiting dignitaries come for their escorted tours, before the press arrives, before even the humanitarian aid workers get here, this camp is a woman's world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mary F. Diaz, 42, executive director of the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, died of pancreatic cancer on Feb. 12 at a hospital in New York City. Founded by actress Liv Ullman in 1989, the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children is a nongovernmental group that works under the auspices of the International Rescue Committee.
NEWS
November 7, 1990 | ARMANDO ACUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The war had already made her a widow. Now horror threatened again. Communist troops were on Saigon's doorstep. The city she was raised in and whose kindergarten children she taught was in chaos. It would fall the next day, April 30, 1975. Frightened, Theresa Do rushed to the airport with her two young daughters, other family members and little else. The Americans and their military planes were waiting.
NEWS
June 6, 1999 | ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the early morning hours, before the visiting dignitaries come for their escorted tours, before the press arrives, before even the humanitarian aid workers get here, this camp is a woman's world.
NEWS
August 14, 1995 | From Associated Press
Government troops inched forward in central Bosnia on Sunday, chipping away at rebel-held territory while Serbs struggled to hold their ground and cope with a sudden flood of refugees. Serbs fought back on other fronts, firing artillery that killed three people in the U.N.-declared "safe areas" of Tuzla and Sarajevo. In Russia, Foreign Minister Andrei V. Kozyrev said he and U.S.
NEWS
August 14, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
About 1,200 Salvadoran refugees--mainly women, children and the elderly--arrived at a border post in western Honduras on Saturday seeking to return to El Salvador. "We ask for respect for the right to live and an end to repression," said a statement from the refugees, who for the past eight years have lived in a U.N.-sponsored camp in Honduras. But the convoy of about 150 vehicles was held up after the Salvadoran army said it would not allow some international workers to cross with the refugees.
NEWS
June 27, 1992 | From Reuters
More than 1.5 million Somalis may starve to death unless the world helps the eastern African nation, which has been ravaged by war and drought, a U.N. official said Friday. "Without an immediate injection of support from the international community, the lives of over 1.5 million Somalis are under threat," Ian MacLeod, a U.N. Children's Fund official in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, said in a statement.
NEWS
February 23, 1993 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Bangladeshi mother gone to ground in a Montreal battered-women's shelter is fast becoming the latest test case in a growing Canadian debate over how to handle female asylum-seekers. The central question: Is the 1951 U.N. definition of a bona fide refugee flawed because it fails to recognize that women can be persecuted simply by virtue of their gender?
NEWS
November 7, 1990 | ARMANDO ACUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The war had already made her a widow. Now horror threatened again. Communist troops were on Saigon's doorstep. The city she was raised in and whose kindergarten children she taught was in chaos. It would fall the next day, April 30, 1975. Frightened, Theresa Do rushed to the airport with her two young daughters, other family members and little else. The Americans and their military planes were waiting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1990 | ARMANDO ACUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The war had already made her a widow. Now horror threatened again. Communist troops were on Saigon's doorstep. The city she was raised in and whose kindergarten children she taught was in chaos. It would fall the next day, April 30, 1975. Frightened, Theresa Do rushed to the airport with her two young daughters, other family members and little else. The Americans and their military planes were waiting.
NEWS
December 31, 1993 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of cold and weary refugees from Sarajevo approached the Croatian coast Thursday after nearly three days on the road in rickety buses. Bosnia's three warring sides, meanwhile, maneuvered on the battlefield and at the political level for positions of strength when peace talks reconvene next month. Fierce fighting was reported in a several Bosnian cities.
NEWS
May 18, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Iranian-backed Kurdish guerrillas were reported to be battling Iraqi troops Sunday in mountainous northeastern Iraq after the Kurds seized at least three Iraqi towns. Iran's official news agency IRNA, monitored in Nicosia, said Iraqi warplanes and artillery have been pounding Kurdish strongholds in Sulaymaniyah province.
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