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    Future of Lebanon

    State and Defense Department officials and Middle East experts testified on Lebanon’s future. The previous day, February 24, Israeli jets carried out air strikes in eastern…

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    Syrian Refugees

    Diplomatic and security officials testified on the Syrian refugee crisis in which 2.3 million Syrians have fled the country since the outbreak of the civil war. Aid to host countries…

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    Syrian Refugee Camps

    Dr. Ronald Waldman talked about his humanitarian mission to Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon, to examine the health impacts of the Syrian civil war. He also discussed the work of…

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    Book Discussion on And the Mountains Echoed

    Khaled Hosseini talked about his book, And the Mountains Echoed, in which he chronicles his travels around Afghanistan and the relief work he had been doing there with the United Nations…

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    Resettlement of Refugees, Part 2

    Mark Cetron and Liz Mclaughlin talked about the Center for Disease Control’s efforts to screen refugees for diseases and the unintended consequences for host countries taking in…

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    Resettlement of Refugees, Part 1

    Panelists talked about the resettlement of refugees and the administration of refugee assistance programs in various regions, including Syria, Afghanistan, and Haiti. They responded to…

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    Terrorists and Refugee Programs

    Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing looking into the abuse of refugee programs by terrorists.

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    Book Discussion on Outcasts United

    Warren St. John spoke about his book, Outcasts United, a factual account of a youth soccer team in Clarkston, Georgia, near Atlanta, made up of refugees from various African and Asian…

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    The Legacy of Operation Pedro Pan

    In the early 1960s more than 14,000 Cuban children arrived alone in the United States in the movement now known as Operation Pedro Pan. Dick Lobo moderated a roundtable discussion with…

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    Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa

    Witnesses testified about the food and humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. They focused on the impact of a severe drought in Somalia and the plight of refugee camps in Ethiopia…

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    Special Briefing on Tunisia and Egypt

    Assistant Secretary Eric P. Schwartz and Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg briefed reporters and answered questions about their recent trip to Tunisia and Egypt and the growing…

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    Humanitarian Situation in Libya

    The United Nations Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs briefed reporters on the humanitarian and refugee situation in Libya. In her comments she said that hundreds, maybe…

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    Worldwide Refugee Crisis

    Dan Glickman talked about his new role as president of Refugees International and the crises and conflicts that currently displace more than 40 million people worldwide, including Iraq,…

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    Book Discussion on Outcasts United

    Warren St. John talked about his book Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town, published by Spiegel and Grau. In the book he explores the soccer program led by Luma…

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    Book Discussion on A Journey to Darfur

    Nick Clooney talked about documentary he produced with his son, actor George Clooney, A Journey to Darfur. He talked about the creation and response to the documentary. He also talked…

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    Secretary Clinton on Aid to Pakistan

    Secretary Clinton briefed reporters and answered questions on humanitarian aid to Pakistan. She announced that the U.S. intended to provide $110 million in aid as part of the…

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    Return of Displaced Iraqis

    Neil Kritz moderated a panel discussion on the displaced persons crisis in Iraq. It is estimated that one in five Iraqis - nearly five million people - has been displaced from their…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Iraqi Refugees

    Ambassador Foley reported on his recent trip to Syria to assess the situation of Iraqi refugees. He responded to questions from reporters.

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    Camp for Darfur Refugees in Eastern Chad, Part 2

    Freelance journalist David Axe traveled to eastern Chad in late June and early July 2008, where he visited one of the 12 refugee camps there. The conflict in Sudan’s Darfur…

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    Iraqi Refugee Situation

    A panel discussion was held on the status of Iraq’s refugees during a special launch of Middle East Institute Viewpoints: “Iraq’s Refugee and IDP Crisis: Human Toll and…

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