Tag Archives: Dominican Republic

My Backpack Books Project for Dominican Republic Children

New York, N.Y. “Hi, does the school need English books?” That’s the first sentence I said on a phone call to my English teacher in middle school. Let’s push the timeline back to three months ago. A friend of my dad happened to obtain many books from a bankrupt private library in Albany. As he was […]

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Indonesia, Dominican Republic Elected to U.N. Security Council

New York, N.Y. In a single round of voting on Friday, the United Nations General Assembly elected five new non-permanent Members of the Security Council, who will each serve two-year terms on the body that sets the U.N.’s whole peace and security agenda. U.N. staff carry ballot boxes with votes cast during the election of […]

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From Bangkok to Bordeaux: Interior Design Book of Inson Dubois Wood

New York, N.Y.  In the 1960’s, Inson Wongsam, a budding artist from a large family in northern Thailand, decided to study in Paris. He set out on a Lambretta scooter, which he had won in a contest, on a months-long journey west.  In each country he visited — including India, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey […]

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Ophthalmic Mission Accomplished: Lions Trip to Dominican Republic

By Portia Fagel. Yonkers, N.Y.  It is always satisfying to accomplish all that one sets out to do – and more!  That was the situation our club — the Yonkers Millennium Lions Club — found ourselves in during our recent Ophthalmic Mission to the Dominican Republic! We wanted to restore sight to people with cataracts and we did; […]

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U.N. Agency Urges Dominican Republic Not to Deport Haitians

New York, N.Y.  The Dominican Republic must ensure that people whose citizenship was thrown into question by a 2013 ruling of the Constitutional Court will not be deported, the UN refugee agency said today “The Court’s ruling and the subsequent regularization plan which gave individuals born in the Dominican Republic until mid-June to regularize their […]

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U.N. to D.R.: Don’t Let Haitian-Dominicans Lose Nationality

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations human rights office this week urged the Government of the Dominican Republic to take all necessary measures to ensure that citizens of Haitian origin are not deprived of their right to nationality in light of a recent court ruling. Last week the country’s Constitutional Court ruled that the children of undocumented […]

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United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

New York, N.Y.  Orphaned children–especially in poor countries–face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunity to obtain an education or training that would enable them to become independent, contributing members of their society. Many organizations work to offer hope. This fall, two groups are collaborating for the […]

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Orphaned Starfish Foundation – Saving Orphans+ One Child at a Time

By Noriella Santos, edited by Jim Luce. New York, N.Y.  “I want to be a lawyer.  I want to give a voice to my brothers and sisters here at the orphanage who have no voice.  I love them all.”  Said an abandoned girl living in an orphanage in the Dominican Republic told the team from the […]

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