” 16,000 SL refugee kids born in India stateless” by The Times of India

“About16,000 children born to Sri Lankan refugees in India are stateless since they do not have Sri Lankan citizenship and enjoy a mere refugee status.”

Many of us who never physically crossed any borders were yet born as refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people in foreign countries, as was I. Unlike me, however, most of these children will remain stateless for much of their life, if not all of it. For some it may take ten years, for others it may take a whole life to become ‘human’.

via: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/16000-SL-refugee-kids-born-in-India-stateless/articleshow/46094412.cms

“Sri Lanka: Using Google Earth as a storytelling tool” by Sarah Marshall

The old adage says that a ‘picture tells a thousand words’. And by using just two satellite images from Google Earth, taken two months apart, a citizen journalist has been able to tell the story of the end of Sri Lanka’s 25-year civil war.

Via http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/sri-lanka-using-google-earth-as-a-storytelling-tool/s2/a553236/

source: journalist.co.uk