New Internationalist

Action Directory

September 1991

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issue 223 - September 1991


Useful Organizations
AOTEAROA (NZ) Refugee and Migrant Commission, PO Box 11-236, Wellington. Tel (04) 711 932.

AUSTRALIA Refugee Council of Australia, Second Floor Pasadena House, 86-90 Bay Street, Broadway, NSW. Tel (02) 212 6942.

CANADA Inter-Church Council for Refugees, 40 St Clair Street East, Toronto, Ontario. Canadian Council for Refugees, 2485 De Maisannene West, Montreal H32 1KT. Tel (314) 932 2752. Refugee and Immigration Service, Jesuit Centre, 947 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4M 1J9.

UK See updates

US The US Committee for Refugees, 1025 Vermont Avenue NW., Suite 920, Washington, DC 20005. Tel (202) 347 3507. United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UN Head Quarters, UN Plaza, New York, N Y 10017. Tel (212) 963 0074/6200. American Friends Service Committee, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Tel (215) 241 7000. Is in touch with the Sanctuary Movement. Refugee Policy Group, 1424 16th Street, NW, Suite 401, Washington DC 20036. Tel (202) 387 3015. American Refugee Committee, Nicollet Avenue, Rm 350, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Tel (612) 872 7060. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016. Tel (212) 532 6350. Migration and Refugee Service, US Catholic Conference, 1312 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005. Tel (202) 659 6618.

INTERNATIONAL International Committee of the Red Cross, 17 Avenue de la Paix, CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland. Tel (022) 34 60 01. Intergovernmental Committee for Migration, 17, Route des Morillons, PO Box 71, CH-1211, Geneva 19, Switzerland. Tel (022) 980066. Centre for Documentation on Refugees, 5-7 Avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland, Tel (022) 310-261. United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Case Postale 2500, CH-1211 Geneva 2 Depot, Switzerland. Tel (739) 81 11.

Worth reading on... the dispossessed
Closed Borders, The Contemporary Assault on Freedom of Movement, Alan Dowty (Yale University Press, 1987). Provocative and comprehensive account. Refugees, Dynamics of Displacement: A Report for the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues, (Zed Books, 1986). Good analysis of the global pressures. Refugees in Europe,
(Minority Rights, 1990). Good account of the plight facing refugees coming to Europe. We left because we had to – an educational book for 14-18 year olds, (The Refugee Council, 1991). Brilliant teaching aid. Available from The Refugee Council. Imagine there’s no country, Steve Cohen (Greater Manchester Immigration Unit, 1991) Detailed account of tightening immigration controls.

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