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Nong Samet Refugee Camp

Annual Report, pp. 4-8. Food and some water were provided by the World Food Program under the supervision of the United Nations Border Relief Operation (UNBRO). Deep wells also provided potable water for much of the camp. Other services fluctuated over the years, but in September 1983 supplementary feeding was being handled by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), sanitation and maternal-child health by World Concern, physical rehabilitation by Handicap International, and security by UNBRO. CRS also operated a mobile dental team and the Japan International Volunteer Center (JVC) provided a weekly X-ray service. Committee for the Coordination of Displaced Persons in Thailand. ''The CCSDPT handbook: Refugee Services in Thailand''. Bangkok: Craftsman Press, 1983, p. 49. Personal recollections from aid workers thumb right The "Old Temple", Prasaht Sdok Kok Thom (File:Sdok Kok Thom 1984.jpg) just outside Nong Samet Refugee Camp, where refugee monks provided religious services to camp residents, May 1984. Several aid workers have described their experiences at Nong Samet Camp, including Dr. Louis Braile: :"There was really a palpable difference between Nong Samet and KID (Khao-I-Dang Holding Center). Perhaps it arose from the wilderness atmosphere. Perhaps it was the presence of the ancient ruins, or perhaps it was the fact that these people, unlike the KID residents, had little hope of expatriating (expatriate)." Braile, L. E. (2005). ''We shared the peeled orange: the letters of "Papa Louis" from the Thai-Cambodian Border Refugee Camps, 1981-1993''. Saint Paul, Syren Book Co. 2005, p. 25. Dr. Steven H. Miles, Medical Director for the American Refugee Committee, wrote: :"Relief at the end of the Khmer Rouge has been replaced by fear of the present. There is a hard hopelessness here, much more so than in the past. Escape is not possible. Violence and corruption are pervasive. War is certain. Fear, a sense of extreme vulnerability, is the omnipresent emotion. My experience of Nong Samet in 1983 was overwhelmingly, searingly sad." Miles, S.H., ''Samet Field Evaluation'', American Refugee Committee, internal document, Minneapolis MN, 1983, p. 2. Robert C. Porter Jr. of the US Embassy in Bangkok (Embassy of the United States, Bangkok) wrote: :"The Khmer (Khmer people) camp at Nong Samet...always held the most exotic fascination and excitement for me.... A tall forest provided welcome shade. The stone ruins of an old Angkor-style Buddhist temple gave it a particularly Khmer air. While its early military leadership was among the more corrupt, disruptive and despicable, the camp was unusually well organized and tightly run.... It had an interesting population and a lively market. For a time in 1979 and 1980 it was the most populous Cambodian city on earth, far surpassing the then reawakening but still tiny Phnom Penh." Porter, R. C., "A Perspective on the Start of the Relief Operation", in Levy and Susott, pp. 19-20. The Vietnamese dry-season offensive of 1984 (As of January 1983) Category:Refugee camps in Thailand Category:Humanitarian aid Category:History of Cambodia Category:History of Thailand Category:Cambodia–Vietnam relations Category:Cambodia–Thailand border Category:1979 establishments in Thailand Category:1984 disestablishments in Thailand *Palestine refugee camps (opened 1948) *Camps on the Thai-Cambodian border between 1979 and 1993: Nong Samet (Nong Samet Refugee Camp), Nong Chan (Nong Chan Refugee Camp), Sa Kaeo (Sa Kaeo Refugee Camp), Site Two (Site Two Refugee Camp), Khao-I-Dang * Philippine Refugee Processing Center for Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian refugees fleeing wars in Indochina. • 155,000 Cambodians in nine camps in the border's Central sector stretching from Ban Sangae to Tap Prik. In five camps in the Central (or Northwestern) sector (Ban Sangae, Kok Tahan, Phnom Chat, Nong Samet (Nong Samet Refugee Camp) and Nong Chan (Nong Chan Refugee Camp)) UNBRO was permitted to carry out frequent headcounts and direct distribution of food. UNBRO also distributed food in two of the Khmer Rouge camps to the south of Aranyaprathet (Nong Prue and Tap Prik) although initially it was not permitted to carry out headcounts. The Central sector also included NW82 (Nong Samet Refugee Camp#Vietnamese refugees at NW82), a subcamp located at Nong Samet housing 800 Vietnamese land refugees assisted by ICRC. One of ARC's first programs opened at Khao-I-Dang refugee camp in Thailand in late 1979. Louis Braile, ''We Shared the Peeled Orange: the letters of "Papa Louis" from the Thai-Cambodian Border Refugee Camps, 1981-1993.'' Saint Paul, Syren Book Co., 2005. ARC also provided medical and public health services (Nong Samet Refugee Camp#Camp_services) at Nong Samet Refugee Camp, ARC 1983 Annual Report, pp. 4-8. Phanat Nikhom, Committee for the Coordination of Displaced Persons in Thailand. ''The CCSDPT handbook: Refugee Services in Thailand.'' Bangkok: Craftsman Press, 1983, p. 49. Ban Vinai CCSDPT, p. 51. and Site Two Refugee Camp until 1993, when the camps closed and ARC turned its attention to programs inside Cambodia. ARC later provided health, sanitation and laboratory services at Khao Phlu Refugee Camp from 1997 until 1999. Virginia Morrison, "Contraceptive Need Among Cambodian Refugees in Khao Phlu Camp," International Family Planning Perspectives Volume 26, Number 4, December 2000, 188-192. ARC pioneered the treatment of tuberculosis in refugee-camp settings using an innovative program structure that other international agencies had argued was not feasible. Miles SH, Maat RB. "A Successful Supervised Outpatient Short-course Tuberculosis Treatment Program in an Open Refugee Camp on the Thai-Cambodian Border." ''Am Rev Respir Dis'' 1984;130(5):827-30. Maat R.B. "The Major Disruption at Samet, Christmas, 1984." Occasional Paper No. 1. Washington, D.C.: Jesuit Refugee Service, 1985.


Srebrenica

Food Program appeals for aid to Mauritania, after drought and large locust (desert locust) swarms destroy the harvest. (AllAfrica) (Planet Ark) (Reuters Alertnet) * Two former Bosnian (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Serb officers, Vidoje Blagojevic and Dragan Jokic, have been convicted and imprisoned for their complicity in the Srebrenica massacre in 1995. (BBC) On April 28, 1421, Stefan's nephew and ruler of Zeta, Balša III died and bequeathed his lands to his uncle. With this and territorial gains from the Hungarians (Belgrade, Srebrenica, etc.), Serbia restored majority of its ethnic territories it occupied before the Battle of Kosovo. The origin of the first Šokci people is not completely clear. In the Early Middle Ages there was a toponym called ''Succi'' or ''Succus'' which had in ancient times divided the Illyrians from the Thracians in Pannonia. WikiPedia:Srebrenica Dmoz:Regional Europe Bosnia_and_Herzegovina Localities Srebrenica Commons:Category:Srebrenica


Anosy Region

production in this region occurs in the southwest. Unfortunately, exporters receive 22 times what is paid the peasant producers. *2005 – World Food Program responds to malnutrition in Anosy caused by a combination of drought and flooding. *2006–08 – QMM created over 4,400 jobs, 61% local hires, 10% expatriate. *2007 – Over 500,000 people now living in Anosy. In addition, Malagasy from all over the island, Europeans, North Americans, Filipinos, French, Japanese and South Africans all living in Tolagnaro while working on the QMM projects, filling up all the hotels for the next two years, ruining most of the tourism business in Anosy. *2007 – Major Syphilis outbreak in Toalagnaro. State of Emergency is declared with up to 17.000 people (30% of the sexually active population) being infected. – Port d'Ehoala Port d'Ehoala. is completed and QIT Madagascar Minerals begins to export Ilmenite through it to Canada for processing after over 30 years of exploration and studies and several years of construction of the port and mining facilities. Fourth Republic led by Mr. Andry Rajoelina (2010–present) *2011 – QMM begins to temporarily provide electricity to Tolagnaro. *2012 - Increasing lawlessness by "dahalo" (bandits) in the regions of Anosy northwest of Ranomafana all the way up to Betroka results in over 100 bandits being killed by vigilante groups. References (Category:Anosy Region) Category:Regions of Madagascar


Kirkuk

Survey Group Duelfer Report that was released in October 2004. The Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations also releases details on the way in which Saddam Hussein manipulated the UN’s Oil for Food Program. (WP) * Al-Qādisiyyah Highway, an eight-lane route leading north out of Baghdād (Baghdad), Iraq. * Al-Qādisiyyah neighbourhood, in Kīrkūk (Kirkuk), Iraq. * Qādisiyyah-Yarkmūk-Airport Bridge and interchange in south-central Baghdād (Baghdad), Iraq


Malawi

leaped to 3.4 million in 2007 from 1.2 million in 2005. This lowered food prices and increased wages for farm workers. Malawi became a major food exporter, selling more corn to the World Food Program and the United Nations than any other country in Southern Africa. Proponents for helping the farmers includes the economist Jeffrey Sachs, who has championed the idea that wealthy countries should invest in fertilizer and seed for Africa’s farmers. For the middle part of the 20th century, agriculturalists, economists and geographers did not consider Africa to be famine prone (they were much more concerned about Asia). Commons:Category:Malawi WikiPedia:Malawi Dmoz:Regional Africa Malawi


La Paz

, Bolivia in support of legislation that would impose larger taxes on foreign energy companies. Some demand nationalization. (MercoPress) (Reuters AlertNet) (BBC) * The United Nations World Food Program states that North Korea is in dire need of food aid. (Chosun Ilbo) (BBC) May 31 2005 (Tuesday) * In Bolivia, police and protesters clash in the capital La Paz outside congress, disrupting its meetings. Protesters have closed the roads to the city. They demand nationalization of energy industry. (Reuters AlertNet) Private Entrepreneurs Confederation of Bolivia demands resignation of president Carlos Mesa (MercoPress) * Serbia withdraws arrest warrant of Mirjana Marković, wife of Slobodan Milošević (Kosovareport) (BBC) goals1 Aragonés Commons:Category:La Paz Wikipedia:La Paz, Bolivia


Abidjan

en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi on a Bombay (Mumbai)–Addis Ababa–Nairobi–Brazzaville–Lagos–Abidjan service,


Zaire

years experience in cargo transportation operations throughout the world, for commercial and non-commercial organizations, including the International Red Cross, including Bosnia (Bosnia and Herzegovina), UNHCR, World Food Program, etc. Following the invasion of the Rwandese Patriotic Front that took control of the country and ended the genocide, Sindikubwabo fled to Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), where he lived in exile in Bukavu. He was interviewed


Chad

in 2005 as a Student Ambassador for the World Food Program. World Food Program Names Lauren Bush Honorary Spokesperson For Global Hunger Campaign. waronhunger.org. 22 April 2004 A Journey to Chad: Lauren Bush's Photojournal. Mtvu.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-06. - Chad N'Djamena '''Tchad


Iraq

are killed, 8000 Serbian homes burned, schools and businesses vandalized, and over 300 Orthodox monasteries and churches burned and destroyed. * March 19 – The United Nations launches a political corruption investigation due to the scandal over its Iraqi Oil for Food program. * March 20 – President Chen Shui-bian wins the Taiwanese presidential election (ROC presidential election, 2004) by 0.2% of the vote. The day before, he and Vice President

, North Carolina date May 24, 1991 page 2A group "nb" instead in July 1991 McGovern became president of the Middle East Policy Council (having previously served on its board since 1986), a non-profit organization that seeks to educate American citizens and policy makers about

corruption corruption in the Iraqi Oil for Food program. In the report summarizing its research, Volcker criticized Kojo Annan, son of then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and the Swiss (Switzerland) company Cotecna Inspection SA, Kojo's employer, for trying to conceal their relationship. He concluded in his March 2005 report that "there is no evidence that the selection of Cotecna in 1998 was subject to improper influence of the Secretary General in the bidding or selection process". Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme - Second Interim Report (29 March 2005) p.77 However, while Volcker did not implicate the Secretary General in the selection process, he did cast serious doubt on Kofi Annan, whose "management performance...fell short of the standards that the United Nations Organization should strive to maintain." Traub, James. 2006. ''The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American Power''. Picardor New York. p. 420. Volcker was a director of the United Nations Association of the United States of America between 2000 and 2004, prior to his being appointed to the Independent Inquiry (Volcker Commission) by Kofi Annan. The '''Old Persian language''' is one of the two directly attested Old Iranian languages (Iranian languages) (the other being Avestan (Avestan language)). Old Persian appears primarily in the inscriptions, clay tablets, and seal (seal (device))s of the Achaemenid (Achaemenid dynasty) era (c. 600 BCE to 300 BCE). Examples of Old Persian have been found in what is now present-day Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt Roland G. Kent, Old Persian, 1953 the most important attestation by far being the contents of the Behistun Inscription (dated to 525 BCE). Recent research into the vast Persepolis Fortification Archive at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago have unearthed Old Persian tablets (2007). "Everyday text shows that Old Persian was probably more commonly used than previously thought " accessed September 2010 from This new text shows that the Old Persian language was a written language in use for practical recording and not only for royal display. He condemned both the United States and Iraq during the Persian Gulf War (Gulf War) in 1991. After the war he strove to renew close ties with the West, although he refused to lift Khomeini's fatwa against the British author Salman Rushdie. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Biography - Biography.com Demographics The population of Western Asia is over 300 million. The most populous countries in the region are Iran and Turkey, each with around 75 million people, followed by Iraq with around 32 million people. The major languages are Arabic (Arabic language), which is an official language in 14 regional countries, followed by Turkish (Turkish language), and Persian (Persian language). Islam is the major faith in Western Asia. Current leadership EYP's current Director General is Ambassador Konstadinos Bikas, a career diplomat who has served in the United States and Canada, and in Algeria and Iraq in the Middle East; when he was stationed in Iraq, Bikas was active in securing profitable oil deals for Greece. Το Βήμα, 18 Οκτωβρίου 2009 Bikas has also been Director of the Greek Foreign Ministry's Press Office, and Director of the Private Office of President Karolos Papoulias; Το Βήμα, 18 Οκτωβρίου 2009 the President is a ceremonial office in Greece, as power is exercised by the Prime Minister, but President Papoulias still remains a respected and influential figure, whose support proved vital for Bikas. Το Βήμα, 18 Οκτωβρίου 2009 The Deputy Director General, responsible for operations, is Police Director Photis Papageorgiou, an officer of the elite Anti-terrorist division of the Greek Police. '''''Desert Combat''''' (DC) is a mod (mod (computer gaming)) for the first-person shooter (FPS) computer game ''Battlefield 1942'', created by Frank Delise, Brian Holinka, Tim Brophy, and Stephen Wells. DC features many new weapons and new Conquest (Conquest (gametype)) and Capture the flag Maps. DC is set in Iraq during the first Gulf War. It acquired popularity since the 2003 invasion of Iraq by Coalition forces (Multinational force in Iraq) and has been featured on many media websites. Commons:Category:Iraq WikiPedia:Iraq Dmoz:Regional Middle East Iraq


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