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Internally Displaced Persons, 2006

Table includes countries in which persecution, armed conflict, or widespread violence has internally displaced the largest numbers of civilians.…

Internally Displaced Persons, 2005

Table includes countries in which persecution, armed conflict, or widespread violence has internally displaced the largest numbers of civilians.…

Pire, Georges Henri

(Encyclopedia) Pire, Georges Henri zhôrzh äNrē´ pēr [key], 1910–69, Belgian priest. He entered a Dominican monastery at the age of 18 and was ordained in 1934. He taught moral…

Nansen International Office for Refugees

(Encyclopedia) Nansen International Office for Refugees, worldwide agency est. 1931 by the League of Nations to work on behalf of refugees. It was named for Fridjof Nansen…

refugee

(Encyclopedia) refugee, one who leaves one's native land either because of expulsion or to escape persecution. The legal problem of accepting refugees is discussed under…

Samuel GEJDENSON, Congress, CT (1948)

GEJDENSON, Samuel, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Eschwege, Germany, in an American displaced persons camp, May 20, 1948; A.S., Mitchell Junior College, New London, 1968; B.A.,…