November 6, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government expects the repatriation of Vietnamese boat people from Hong Kong to be carried out without the use of force, an administration official said yesterday."
January 18, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- State officials are scrambling to turn a vacant Anne Arundel County school building into a potential repatriation center to aid U.S. civilians fleeing from the Middle East should the war expand beyond Iraq and Kuwait.U.S. citizens could wind up evacuating the region hurriedly and mayneed help when they return to this country, said Helen Szablya, spokeswoman for the state's Department of Human Resources, which is coordinating the effort in Maryland.The repatriation center would be operated from the former Lindale Junior High School in Ferndale.
August 14, 2007
MEDEX at a glance Founded: 1977 in Brighton, England Current headquarters: Towson Employees: 85 (83 in Towson, one in the United Kingdom, one in Beijing) Total network: 43,000 providers (physicians and other experts, hospitals, clinics, transportation providers) Total languages across network: 40 Total clients: 13 million Total clients in Iraq: 9,000 Total annual cases: 25,000 Services offered: Multilingual emergency response, medical evacuation and repatriation, security and political evacuation, international medical insurance and claims administration, travel intelligence and alerts, destination information, pre-travel immunization information and health planning, contingency planning, travel medical kits
July 29, 2006
In eight days, 4,492 passengers arrived on 19 planes. They received 5,784 meals and 3,822 "health and comfort kits," with such items as soap and shaving cream. In addition, 2,995 of them received travel information as they continued on to destinations around the country. Yesterday, state officials declared their mission to help American evacuees from Lebanon accomplished as they closed the repatriation center at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The final flight of evacuees, carrying 197 passengers, arrived at 10:05 a.m. yesterday.
June 20, 2005
LAST WEEK, 1,363 Mexican migrants who breached the Arizona border were flown to Mexico City by the U.S. government and given a simple warning: Don't come back. If only things were that simple. By transporting the migrants to Mexico's interior, far away from the border and closer to their hometowns, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security hopes to dissuade repeat crossings, decrease the number of migrant deaths in the desert and diminish migrant smuggling. Though well-intentioned, this interior repatriation program conducted jointly with the Mexican government is having mixed results.
October 30, 1997
Robert Cahn, 80, a writer whose devotion to the environment won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1968 for in-depth reporting on national parks, died Friday in Boulder, Colo.Virginia A. "Toni" Carabillo, 71, a founder of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women who wrote on women's issues, died Tuesday in Los Angeles.Dr. William Feinberg, 45, a University of Arizona neurologist renowned for research into stroke and stroke prevention, died Friday in Tucson after a heart attack.