Monday, February 20, 2012

Refugees, Presidents, Remembering

Caritas Lebanon prepares to welcome more Syrian refugees. The death toll, since the Syrian government began its offensive against its people 11 months ago, exceeds 8, 500 by a recent report. Almost as many refugees have arrived in Lebanon, according to Najla Chahda, Director of Caritas Lebanon’s Migrant Center. The link contains an audio interview.

The U.S. celebrates Presidents Day. The CSM released some little known facts about George Washington.
The untimely death in Syria of NYT columnist and Pulitzer winner, Anthony Shadid, leaves a large hole. Mr. Shadid’s “closest Iraqui friend and journalism colleague” remembers him.
Wiki-image by Reaky of Washington signature is used according to CC BY-SA 3.0.

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