A Refugee Crisis in Afghanistan

A New York Times video report entitled A Refugee Crisis in Afghanistan documents the extreme poverty of Afghans who are returning to their home country after years or decades of refuge in neighboring Pakistan.

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Karen Boatman's Speech for The 2008 Walk for Literacy

When I was asked to speak I realized I took these kinds of events for granted and hadn’t thought much about what it all really means. So I decided to actually study the title of this event. WALK FOR LITERACY What do we mean by walk? Well it’s certainly a form of movement. But there…

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Grand Opening of Somerville Crafts Store to Benefit Barakat

Methok Gift Shop

It may not be too early to start shopping for the holiday season! Methok, a new gift shop in Union Square, Somerville hosted its opening night as a charity sale event for Barakat. A portion of the purchases made by customers was donated to Barakat for use in its educational programs in India, Pakistan and…

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The "Solution to Terrorism"

“I am convinced that the long-term solution to terrorism in general, and Afghanistan specifically, is education,” Lt. Col. Christopher Kolenda, who works on the Afghan front lines, told New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof earlier this year.

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