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Human cargo:  A Journey Among Refugees

Human cargo: A Journey Among Refugees
Caroline Moorehead
New York, NY : Picador, 2006
HV640 .M66 2006

Traveling for nearly two years and across four continents, Caroline Moorehead takes readers on a journey to understand why millions of people are forced to abandon their homes, possessions, and families in order to find a place where they may, quite literally, be allowed to live. Moorehead's experience living and working with refugees puts a human face on the news, providing unforgettable portraits of the refugees she meets in Cairo, Guinea, Sicily, Lebanon, England, Australia, Finland, and at the U.S.-Mexico border. Human Cargo changes our understanding of what it means to have and lose a place in the world, and reveals how the refugee "problem" is on par with global crises such as terrorism and world hunger.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and further catastrophes around the globe rendering thousands homeless and without refuge, the need to address the issues raised in Human Cargo becomes greater every day.

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