Friday, December 14, 2012

Economic Hitmen - animated version.

An animated interview of John Perkins, author of 'HoodWinked' and 'Confessions Of An Economic Hitman'. Copyright of the audio belongs to John Perkins.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Saudi Arabia's Geographic Challenge.

Published on 5 Dec 2012 by STRATFORvideo : Stratfor explains how Saudi Arabia's difficulty in maintaining its territory and the need to export its natural resources will continue to be a challenge.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

President Reagan - his humor and wit

Uploaded by VideoWayback on Oct 13, 2010 ; A collection of U.S. President Ronald Reagan's humorous stories and jokes told in speeches, addresses and press conferences, 1980-1988

Monday, November 19, 2012

The form of Occupation - Gaza

Published on Nov 19, 2012 by aston79suara : About Occupation: The form of Occupation - Gaza, according to International Law.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Doctors can make you radioactive!

Radioactive Thyroid : Published on Oct 31, 2012 by NationalGeographic - Officers scramble to isolate the source of a potential threat.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

US Elections -- How do they work?

Published on Oct 24, 2012 by UKParliament : Find out all the basics about US elections in less than five minutes! This introductory video explains how the US President, Senate and House of Representatives are elected, and takes a quick look at the Electoral College system, running mates, campaign finance, and much more along the way.

US Election: A complicated game

This decision will ultimately be made by the voters in battleground states like Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio and here Barack Obama has an edge, although Mitt Romney leads nationally. 

This raises once again the possibility of a candidate winning the popular vote but losing the White House by falling short in electoral votes.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

a piece of mum's wisdom!

Published on Oct 21, 2012 by AnakMatlesen - a sound & reasonable advice?
 : an extract from a movie.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Uploaded on Oct 15, 2012 Thumbs up for Malaysia, will there be a lasting peace?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

IIUM 28th Convo : a convo to remember!

At that Convo : the following members of Matlesen family received their respectives Scrolls. They are ...

1] Hani Ludin   Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
    FB on https://www.facebook.com/hani.ludin.5?  :: Menantu Siti Roslina
2] Yusof Mohd Akhir & isteri MBBS
    FB on https://www.facebook.com/usop.cop.9? :: Anak & Menantu Siti Rafiah
3] Ruqayyah Abdul Manan English language & Literature
    FB link not provided

:: I was there too
 - All things, will come to past

do i have a sleep disorder?

a traveler after KTM's lagged! 
a hangover after makan angin?
after 21 hours on the train!
3times air flight to Haramain? 
please take me back to order!

My Minster of Home Affairs,
She pestered me to be at the fair,
exhibit solidarity & show of care,
for our daughter's recent success,
She's going to get her fair share,
May Allah bless her future affairs.

All my dear acquaintances & friends,
I am counting on your supplications,
all my actions - accepted & sanctions,
all of us under His Guide & Protection,
when organs & breath come to expiration,
in His Mercy are our earnest aspiration,
we will be well received in good station,

Monday, October 1, 2012

Brapa ramai Prof kita yang mendidik pelajar IPT tidak mengikut Perlembagaan?

UTHM Prof Amir Hashim ugut mahasiswa agar sokong UMNO/ BN

..NAK hasilkan yang minda terbuka & kritis?
bukan kah dengan cara mendidik mereka, membiasakan diri dan mendedahkan hak dan ruang yang ada mengikut perlembagaan?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Malays : Your Ancestors found?

Early Human : Malay's Ancestors?

Published on Sep 26, 2012 by hjmanan : 26 Sept 2012 : AJE reported 18,000 years old 1meter female skeleton found in Indonesia.

US Military presence Oversea:

more here

Monday, September 24, 2012

Driverless Cars Are the Future

Published on Sep 24, 2012 by WSJDigitalNetwork : The driverless car is coming, and we all should be glad it is. Dan Neil joins digits to discuss.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

911 Dust : was WTC Nuked?

Why Use Nuclear Weapons?
Nuclear weapons, 4th generation or even more advanced weapons, are ideal because they 

are extremely small with very predictable profiles. After decades of underground nuclear testing this science has been refined to an extraordinary level of competence.
With nano-technology the various control systems necessary to a nuclear device are infinitesimally smaller than those we’re familiar with from the 1960s.
Advanced nuclear grenades, nuclear weapons the size of apples or grapefruits as Dr. Busby states, are the most secretive technological advancement in real world weapons systems. Nuclear devices as described herein were the only possible way to destroy the buildings without having enormous chunks of building debris fly all over NYC and smash down on dozens of surrounding buildings.
Theses enormous structures had to be turned to dust. Destruction was kept to a minimum although overall it was still quite devastating. It could have been monumentally worse had standard explosives been used:
original source here  : by Jeff Prager  | 21 Sept 2012  >>>

Friday, September 21, 2012

Democracy in Practice?

To rule longer, join or gang up with all the four groups?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

AIDS test : fake & faulty?

Published on Sep 16, 2012 : Many of our children, brides & grooms to be, took the trouble to go through that test, in order to be approve by MAI to enter in holy matrimony.

Extracted from : The Greatest Medical Fraud in History - The Pain, Profit and Politics of AIDS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT3b_0doyRk

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

10 Most Strange Looking Buildings

Written By Amazing Nature on Wednesday, 12 September 2012

1. Dancing Building, Prague, Czech Republic
The ‘Dancing Building’ is a nickname given to Nationale-Nederlanden building that is located in Prague’s downtown. Designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in collaboration with Canadian Frank Gehry the building was completed in 1996. The building was built instead of the one that was destroyed during Bombing of Prague in 1945.  

2. The Basket Building (Ohio, United States)
Those crazy Americans! What will they think of next? Next you’ll be telling me they’ve designed a building in the shape of a wicker basket! What? They have? It’s the home of the Longaberger Basket Company, stands at 180,000-square-feet, cost $30 million and took two years to complete? Wow, now I’ve seen everything!

source here & the rest : >>

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Statement to Watch out : former Head of Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

Former Head of Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Tzachi Hanegbi, hints at timetable for Iran attack.

By Gil Ronen | Sept 6, 2012

Tzachi Hanegbi
Tzachi Hanegbi
Flash 90
"We now stand, in my opinion, before the 50 most fateful days in Israel's history, since perhaps the Yom Kippur War, in which there were also several dozen fateful days."

So said the former Head of Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Tzachi Hanegbi, at a closed meeting of Likud activists in Yafo. A recording of his speech reached daily newspaper Makon Rishon's reporter, Ze'ev Kam.

"The prime minister will have to make decisions that will bear a price tag. Allowing Iranian nuclear weapons has a price tag. The practical result will be a nuclear arms race in the entire Middle East," he explained.

"Today, when we say that we understand the danger of the Iranian threat, andunderstand that a confrontation bears a price, it is because we want to prevent our sons and grandson from paying unbearable prices," he said.

Hanegbi, who left Likud for Kadima and is now back in Likud, called on the activists to support Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and to "allow him quiet" and "strengthen his legitimacy" so that he can take the necessary decisions calmly.

So true, no wonder the 99% are mesmerized?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Join the Social Good Summit Global Conversation

From September 22-24, the third annual Social Good Summit will unite global leaders as they share how to use the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve the greatest challenges facing the world today.
This September, we want you to help us make history and join the conversation with leaders and citizens from around the globe.
On September 24, we invite people all over the world to connect through local meetups, where they will address the same question: How can new technology and new media create solutions for the biggest problems facing my community?
We want to create one of the biggest and most powerful global conversations the world has ever seen. So sign up for a meetup now and get engaged, express your thoughts and help to improve your local community and, in turn, the world around you.
To get started, visit the Mashable Meetup Everywhere page and either find a Social Good Summit meetup in your city, or start your very own! To learn how to organize your own meetup, check out the instructions below.
Our goal is to highlight the voices and ideas of people everywhere, both during and after the Social Good Summit event. The global social good community will become one by tackling the same question, exchanging information and sharing the same spirit with the hashtag: #SGSglobal.
Visit our Social Good Summit site for resources and more information, including where to buy tickets to the New York City event: socialgoodsummit.com

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Audi A7 vs. BMW 640i Gran Coupe

Published on Aug 31, 2012 by CNETTV : We kick things off with two German four-door coupes that hate each other, a look at the biggest engine breakthrough in your lifetime and a list of the Top 5 high horsepower cars you can actually afford.

ice breaking edition

PRU Mexico yang di katakan tidak BERSIH!

AJE melaporkan : Tribunal PilihanRaya telah memberi kemenangan kepada Enrique

Published on Sep 2, 2012 by LifeNewsful : Thousands of people have been protesting in Mexico's capital against the results of the presidential election. The electoral tribunal has officially accepted Enrique Pena Nieto as the winner of the July Poll after it threw out an appeal by runner-up Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Iran & US Propaganda

ABC looking for more converts, by reporting from inside Iran?

Published on Aug 31, 2012 by ABCNews : 120 countries represented in Tehran's NAM summit. Certainly it is not isolated. Iran organized exhibition that blames Israel for car bombs that killed nuclear scientists.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

European are following America. Why?

Published on Aug 19, 2012 by Euronews : European citizenship - The death of nations?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Exposing US Propaganda

Published on Aug 27, 2012 by ChangeDaChannel : The American people were told by the US media that the Iraqi people wanted the war so they could be liberated. So we went to the streets of Baghdad and asked them.

Filmed in 2003, two weeks before the latest US invasion of Iraq.

Did they asked the people of Syria, do they want war?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ecuadorean Tourist Board

Fancy a holiday in Ecuador? It's never been a better time - or place. Enjoy the brand new advert from the Ecuadorean Tourist Board.

Vid kempen : '18 Again' Vaginal Tightening Gel!

Published on Aug 9, 2012 by bestmediainfo : '18 Again' Vaginal Tightening Gel campaign conceptualised by Curry Nation.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

George Soros, a big buyer of Manchester United shares.

Published on Aug 21, 2012 by Euronews : It turns out billionaire money manager George Soros was a big buyer of shares in football club Manchester United when they went on sale for the first time earlier this month. According to information filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Soros owns two percent of the club.

Has the normally canny investor scored an own goal? The value of the shares has fallen steadily since they first went on sale.Manchester United, which went public on August 9, priced below its expected range amid broad scepticism about the valuation the club's owners wanted. It also made the identity of the eventual shareholders a matter of particular interest for other institutional investors.

The club is owned by the Glazer family, which has interests ranging from shopping malls to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team. Soros was likely drawn to Manchester United because of the team's lucrative media rights deals, said Philip Hall, a partner at New York-based investment bank Inner Circle Sports which has advised on high-profile English Premier League takeovers including Fenway Sports Group's acquisition of Liverpool.

"This could be a play by Soros on the strength of Manchester United's brand and the English Premier League's growing media rights," Hall said. "The domestic rights are set to increase 70 percent for the 2013/2014 season and the international media rights, set to be announced in late October or early November, are also expected to come in at a very robust uplift."

Another analyst, Sam Hamadeh, CEO of research firm PrivCo, was less sure. "This seems like a vanity purchase. The stock was pitched to a lot of high net worth accounts and a lot of those people were interested in the stock for the same reason." He added: "We don't believe Manchester United's shares are worth any more than mid-single digits and there doesn't seem to be any justification for what could eventually drive shares up."

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

'Hypersonic' aircraft put to the test

Published on Aug 14, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish : The US Air Force planned a key test of an experimental aircraft designed to fly at six times the speed of sound, or about 6,500kph.The unmanned X-51A WaveRider, the military's latest attempt at hypersonic flight, was expected to reach Mach 6 after it is dropped by a B-52 bomber and takes flight off the Southern California coast.

Engineers hoped the X-51A would sustain its top speed for five minutes, twice as long as it has gone before.The X-51A WaveRider could become the basis for much faster commercial flights and a new tool for military use.

RT : Pentagon confirms X-51A test flight was a failure

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Borak bersama Anwar 17 August 2012

On google hangout : twitter #BorakAnwar (English)

Aidilfitri : free homecoming

Published on Aug 13, 2012 by presstvmobile : Jakarta hosting free homecoming event.

Hangouts in Gmail (chat with up to nine people).

Published on Jul 30, 2012 by Google : http://www.gmail.com

You can now chat face-to-face-to-face in Gmail. Start a Google+ Hangout from Gmail to video chat with up to nine people at once, watch YouTube videos with friends, and more. To get started, click on the hangout button at the top of your chat list.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Iftar with Obama.

President Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room. This is the fourth Iftar that President Obama has hosted, continuing the tradition of hosting Iftars that began annually under President Clinton and was continued by President George W. Bush. The invited guests include elected officials, religious and grassroots leaders in the Muslim American community, and leaders of diverse faiths and members of the diplomatic corps. August 10, 2012.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Evidence Act #Stop114a!

Published on Jun 13, 2012 by cijmalaysia : Jac sm Kee, co-director of Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ), explains the dangers and the impact of the latest amendments to Malaysia's Evidence Act 1950, Section 114A, not only to the tech community but even the ordinary Aminah.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550

Published on Aug 9, 2012 by CNETTV : Mercedes' flagship SL gets longer, wider, faster and techier - but not prettier.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

OC Ca, Rocks!

L.A. NOW | August 8, 2012 
About 30 earthquakes strike in Southern California 'sequence'

A cluster of earthquakes that began Tuesday night continued Wednesday in northern Orange County, keeping residents on edge but causing little significant damage.

Photos emerged of bottles falling off a supermarket shelf in Anaheim Hills, but fire officials said they didn't get reports of anything more serious.

At a news conference Wednesday morning, Kate Hutton of the U.S. Geological Survey at Caltech said there had been at least 30 quakes since last night, but only three could be felt by residents.

"This is all part of the same earthquake sequence; they're all in the same area,'' Hutton told reporters at the briefing, which was televised by several TV stations.

Experts said more aftershocks are likely.

"It shook us pretty good. We’ve felt earthquakes before so it came as no surprise,” said Chris Nordyke, director of marketing at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda. “It shook open the door but nothing fell off the shelves.”

He said an inspection of the facility is underway.

Law enforcement officials in Orange County said there were no immediate reports of damage from the earthquake that hit near Yorba Linda about 9:30 a.m. (The Wednesday morning quake was initially downgraded to 4.1 but then upgraded back to 4.5.)

Lt. Santo Porto of the Brea Police Department, which serves that city and Yorba Linda, said police had evacuated the department to check the structure but found no problems. “There’s no damage in either city that we’ve heard so far,” he said.

Orange County sheriff’s officials said they had received no initial damage reports either.

The series of quakes -- including the 4.5 quake Wednesday morning and 4.4 quake Tuesday night -- has rattled residents in the area.


Syria's recent history : AP version.

What's Behind the Conflict

Published on Aug 8, 2012 by AssociatedPress : Syria has become the bloodiest uprising of the Arab Spring and has now descended into a full-blown civil war. Find out what's behind the conflict and what's at stake for the international community.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Philippines crippled by heavy floods

Published on Aug 7, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish : In just over 24 hours, at least several people have been killed, since heavy rains pounded the Philippine capital Manila and other surrounding provinces.

Almost half of northern Philippines is now under water.Tens of thousands of people from the capital have been moved to higher ground.


Long hours : Muslims in Sweden face stiffer Ramadan test

Published on Aug 6, 2012  : Muslims around the world are marking the holy month of Ramadan by fasting during daylight hours. Refraining from food and water is a challenge for many, but it is more difficult in countries like Sweden where the days are longer.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Syrian Protesters Militarized - a conspiracy?

Syria : Oustide Story 3.0
Published on Aug 6, 2012 : Sami Ramadani: The protest was militarized, otherwise Assad would have been pushed out by now.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

'The Measure of a Nation.'

The America - Reality

Published on Aug 3, 2012 : People would say, “Well, the US is exceptional, you cannot compare us.” And I view that as just a self-defense mechanism, we’re just trying to maintain blissful ignorance. Because at some level there is almost a faith. It is a denial of facts and just looking at this idea from almost a religious point of view


 Read full script here

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Central Banks not owned by the Rothschild Family.

In the year 2000 there were seven countries without a Rothschild-owned Central Bank. They were Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, North Korea and Iran.

In 2011 the only countries left without a Central Bank owned by the Rothschild Family are: Cuba, North Korea and Iran.

It's about control and they're damn good at it.

Somalia: The British way of showing confidence!

...British soldiers on the ground 26.07.12

Published on Jul 27, 2012 by BritishForcesNews : The first images of British soldiers working on the ground in Somalia have emerged, raising concerns that their presence could inflame Islamist tensions.

The Times newspaper says two British soldiers in uniform were seen about 20 miles outside their main base in Mogadishu, in an area which was a former al-Shabaab stronghold as recently as May.

One of them appears to be a medic from the Parachute Regiment, and according to the report they were seen patrolling along the edge of a refugee camp, chatting to children and shaking hands.

For a number of years now British troops have been providing training to AMISOM soldiers who then go on to operate in Somalia.

That has been a way of assisting in the fight against militant groups like Al Shabaab in North Africa but without inflaming Islamist tensions by putting British boots on the ground.

The MoD has issued a statement:

"Admitting that a small military support team has deployed to Mogadishu to support AMISOM for six months, which might be extended. They say it complements cross-governmental efforts in support of the British Government's strategy on Somalia."

Back in May,The Department For International Development, United Kingdom (DFID) committed 69 million pounds a year until 2015 to fund aid projects in Somalia, to help stabilise the country, so this deployment could be in support of that.

So these soldiers are probably monitoring what is happening on the ground, gathering information on potential aid projects, and conducting some low level training and advising.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Syria paying price of backing resistance: Opinion Poll

Majority of the respondents to a Press TV survey believe that the main reason behind attacks against Syria is the country’s support for the anti-Israeli resistance front.

The survey, conducted from July 20 to July 29, indicates that nearly 58 percent (7,096 people) of the 12191 participants were of the opinion that as Syria is part of the axis of resistance to Israel, it has been the target of growing attacks. 

According to the poll, nearly 27 percent (3,302 people) of the respondents
attributed the escalation of attacks against Damascus to Syria’s independence from the US and its regional allies to .

Nearly 10 percent of those surveyed (1,250 people) said attacks against Syria have recently intensified because the Syrian government does not represent its people. 

Meanwhile, 5 percent of those polled (543 people) linked government’s failure to implement political reforms to the recent escalation of unrest in Syria. 

It should be mentioned that 21.9 percent of the respondents were from the US, 11.1 percent from Canada, 4.4 percent from England and 62.6 percent from other countries. 

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 and many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil. 

The Syrian government says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings. 

Damascus also says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country and the security forces have been given clear instructions not to harm civilians. 

Original Report  |  30 July 2012

How much do they know - Scientist?

How does he know it's 4%? So much?

Jul 30, 2012 : Scientists seem to be no nearer to a possible answer to their main question - why did the universe appear? Aleksey Filippenko, an American astrophysicist and professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, the member of the team that received 2011 Nobel Prize for discovering the dark energy that is speeding up the expansion of the entire universe, spoke to RT.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

London double decker does push-ups

Published on Jul 25, 2012 by nocommenttv : Ahead of London Olympic Games, even the traditional London double decker buses are getting excited. Czech artist David Cerny unveiled his sculpture of a big red double decker bus, nicknamed "the London Booster", performing push-ups with the help of an engine powering a pair of robotic arms.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Kosher concubines

Senior rabbi rules that if a married man does not have any offspring because his wife cannot or does not want children, he is entitled to take a concubine • "The concubine may also live with the couple," says Rabbi Eliyahu Abergel.

Yehuda Shlezinger

Rabbi Eliyahu Abergel
 Photo credit: Dudu Grunshpan

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Dear PM, Once more for next budget 2013?

TELAH DI HANTAR SBG MSG DLM FB Mohd Najib Abdul Razak pada 8 July 2012.

Assalamualaikum wrt: 
Dato Seri PM & Menteri Kewangan Malaysia.

Kebanyakan potongan/ pengecualian cukai buat bagi gulungan OKU yang ada sekarang adalah pembelanjaan berbentuk 1off sahaja seperti pembelian kerusi roda dan untuk golongan OKU berduit/berharta seperti pembelian kereta.

Sedangkan di antara kami ramai yang perlukan bantuan berterusan seperti untuk perbelanjaan perubatan secara tradisional selain daripada bantuan untuk belanja makan minum dan kehidupan harian serta persekolahan/pendidikan anak-anak.

Anak-anak yang membantu kami ada bebanan sendiri seperti menjelaskan hutang PTPTN yang juga tidak mendapat potongan/pengecualian cukai.

Dengan demikian saya syorkan, sekali lagi, cadangan seperti dalam surat di bawah yang telah di kemukan kepada Dato Seri beberapa tahun dahulu dan setiap kali datangnya musim membuat bujet.

[di edit pada Ahad 15 Julai 2012]


Friday, July 13, 2012

My last eleven

The last formal football match, I remember participating.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

CCTV: China road fence collapses like row of dominoes

Published on Jul 12, 2012 by RussiaToday : China's state broadcaster has released surveillance video showing a road-dividing fence in the city of Jinhua falling like a giant row of dominoes. The 1.5-kilometre (0.9 miles)-long fence on Shuanglong Bridge tumbled over in just 30 seconds on Tuesday. It was the second time in ten days that it's collapsed, according to local authorities, who say the main reason for this was the strong wind. The dividing fences are not fixed to the ground.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

World's First Virtual Shopping Store

World's First Virtual Shopping Store opens in Korea. All the Shelves are in fact LCD Screens.  Users Choose their desired items by touching the LCD screen and checkout at the counter in the end to have all their ordered stuff packed in Bags.

Isn't that Amazing !! ;)

Friday, July 6, 2012

2050 concept plane

Published on Jul 6, 2012 by itnnews : Airbus has released an updated version of their 2050 concept plane, with transparent deck, smart materials and holographic entertainment.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Around 1 million refugees live in Iran.

Published on Jun 21, 2012 : This is a special day for Iran, because currently around nine hundred thousand Afghan and over forty-five thousand Iraqi refugees live in Iran.

Weapons have weaker global trade regulations than bananas?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

20 June : World Refugee Day

Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Persons

Facts and Figures

At the end of 2011:
  • 42.5 million forcibly displaced people, of which
    • 5 - 7% people living with disabilities, one third of them children
  • 15.2 million were refugees, of which:
    • 46% were children under the age of 18
    • 48% were women and girls
  • 895,000 asylum-seekers
  • 26.4 million IDPs
  • 12 million stateless persons
  • 3.7 million returnees
There are several types of forcibly displaced persons. But all one one thing in common:
Every minute eight people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.
If conflict threatened your family, what would you do? Stay and risk your lives? Or try to flee, and risk kidnap, rape or torture?
For many the choice is between the horrific or something worse.


A refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion”, according to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention. Many refugees are in exile to escape the effects of natural or human-made disasters.
Developing countries hosted four-fifths of the world’s refugees. The 48 Least Developed Countries provided asylum to 2.3 million refugees.

Asylum seeker

Asylum seekers say they are refugees and have fled their homes as refugees do, but their claim to refugee status is not yet definitively evaluated in the country to which they fled.

Internally Displaced Persons

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are people who have not crossed an international border but have moved to a different region than the one they call home within their own country.