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Ever Heard of Burmese Sushi Counters? You’ve Probably Been to One - The New York Times
Gam Aung, a Burmese refugee, had never heard of sushi before arriving in the United States three years ago. Today, he makes six figures a year hawking creations like the Dazzling Dragon roll and the Mango Tango.
nytimes  gamaung  refugees  burma  sushi  burmesesushi  immigrants  immigration 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
In Serbian Refugee Center, a ‘Little Picasso’ Dreams of Art and Asylum - The New York Times
In a shabby refugee center on the outskirts of Belgrade, an Afghan artist nicknamed Little Picasso spends his days sketching and dreaming while living in limbo, seemingly immune to the deepening sense of hopelessness and despair all around him.
nytimes  art  refugees  war  afghanistan 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
South Sudanese, Seeking to Fit In, Stand Out in Australian Basketball - The New York Times
Henry and Gum, who arrived here as toddlers with thousands of other refugees relocated to Australia during Sudan’s civil war, are now being recruited to play for elite high schools in the United States. Those who followed a similar path before them include Deng Gak, a 6-foot-11 forward at the University of Miami; his older brother Gorjok Gak, who plays for the University of Florida; and Kouat Noi, who plays for Texas Christian.
basketball  nytimes  sports  southsudan  australia  refugees 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Fleeing Boko Haram, Thousands Cling to a Road to Nowhere - The New York Times
More than 130,000 people have amassed along this desert highway outside Diffa, Niger — National Route 1. They now call its barren, sandy shoulders home.

All of them have been chased from their villages by Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that kidnaps and kills indiscriminately in a campaign of violence that has lasted eight years. The New York Times spent weeks documenting the stories of people living along this road, interviewing more than 100 residents — including 15 in the following image — clinging to its edges to survive.
nytimes  boko  haram  africa  islam  refugees  international  news 
may 2017 by brendanmcfadden

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