Country Information


Afghanistan

EMBASSY OF AFGHANISTAN 

2341 Wyoming Avenue., NW. 
Washington, DC 20008
202-483-6410
Fax: 202-483-6488

Consulate Address:
2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Suite #216.,
Washington, DC 20007
202-298-9125

Afghanistan

ARTICLES/LINKS

Afghanistan/history-geography
Excellent article which provides a good overview of all aspects of the country and its citizens.

Afghanistan War/History, Facts, Timeline
Long, extremely detailed article. Current to 2014.

Culture of Afghanistan-history, people, clothing, women, beliefs, food...


 

Bhutan

Bhutan

CONSULATE ADDRESS:
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 525, NW Washington, DC 20037
202-841-8656
202-293-9211

ARTICLES/LINKS

Bhutan/history-geography
Excellent article which provides a good overview of all aspects of the country and it's citizens. 

Nepali Speaking Bhutanese (Lhotsampa) Cultural Profile
This article has many helpful tips. It includes a number of of helpful links.

Bhutanese Refugees-Wikipedia
Excellent description of the political situation that led to the Bhutanese refugee crisis.


Burma

Burma

Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Washington D.C.

2300 S St NW, Washington, DC, USA 20008
pyi.thayer@verizon.net
202-332-4351

Visa & passport inquiries:
202-332-4352 or
202-238-9332
mewdcusa@yahoo.com

ARTICLES/LINKS

Myanmar-Cultural life/ history-geography
Excellent article which provides a good overview of all aspects of the country and it's citizens.

Refugees from Burma
Be sure and open the pdf Refugees from Burma-Background and Experience. It provides detailed information on the three main ethnic groups that comprise the majority of refugees that have immigrated to the USA. It discusses the specific aspects of American culture that these refugees will likely need help with.

What Forces Are Fueling Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis?

 


Central African Republic

Central African Republic/Culture, History, & People
This article gives you a good picture of important aspects of the country such as land, people, economy, government & society, cultural life and history. In addition, it provides information on the ongoing conflict. It is current up to 2016.

Displaced CAR residents fear new wave of violence
Numerous pictures that give a sense of the country, conflict and people. Stories that help illuminate the impact on individuals in this war torn country.

Central African Republic Profile-Timeline
This article includes a chronology of important events that have occurred in the conflict. It is current through January 2018.


Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo/Culture, History & People
Excellent article which covers a wide range of topics and will provide a good overview of all aspects of the country and its citizens.


Iran

Iran-People/history-geography
Excellent article which provides a good overview of all aspects of the ountry and it's citizens.

Culture of Iran- history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs...
Very detailed presentation of a multitude of topics such as political history, gender roles, etiquette and the institution of marriage.


Iraq


Iraq/history-geography
Excellent article which covers a wide range of topics and will provide a good overview of all aspects of the country and its citizens.

Cultural Atlas-Iraqi Culture-Family
Excellent source of specific behavioral tips for interacting with Iraqis.


Somalia

Somalia/history-geography
Excellent article to get a feel for all aspects of the country and the people.

Culture of Somalia-history, people, women, beliefs, customs...
Very detailed description of a wide range of subjects such as the importance of clans in this culture, food in daily life, gender roles, status and etiquette and much, much more.

Somali Cultural Profile
Discusses such things as how Somalis are given their names. Be sure and open the pdf in the article for advice on how to help Somalis adjust to some important specific cultural differences.

Culture of Somalia-Wikipedia
Under customs and Courtesies discusses which normal, everyday American nonverbal expressions, Somalis find offensive.


South Sudan

South Sudan/history-geography

The Conflict in South Sudan Explained-Vox
Relatively quick, easy to read explanation of the ongoing crisis.

South Sudanese Civil War-Wikipedia
Very detailed article for those who want to take a deeper dive.

Quick Facts: What you need to know about the South Sudan Crisis
Updated November 2017
The focus of this article is on the humanitarian crisis. There is much more focus on what has happened to the people, including where they have fled to, the food crisis, and the experience of refugees in the camp.



Syria

ARTICLES/LINKS

Syria-Daily life and social customs/history-geography
An excellent article which provides a good overview of all aspects of he country and it's citizens.

Syrian Civil War-Wikipedia
Incredibly detailed, up to date description of the conflict in Syria.

Culture of Syria-history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs
Excellent, detailed article about Syrian culture.


Ukraine

ARTICLES/LINKS

Ukraine/History, Geography, People & Language-Cultural life...

Ukraine's war: Everything to know about how we got here-CNN
Article includes 12 short videos which graphically illustrate how this conflict has unfolded. The article spans November 2013 to February 2017